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Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI)
Federal Research Institute
for Cultivated Plants

apl. Prof. Dr. Johannes Hallmann

Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig, Germany

Ms Martina Ernst
Tel: +49(0)531 299-3701
Fax: +49(0)531 299-3006
E-mail: ep@  julius-kuehn.  de

Erwin-Baur-Str. 27
06484 Quedlinburg, Germany


Ms Rita Pollin
+49(0)3946 47-502
Fax: +49(0)3946 47-255
Mail: ep@  julius-kuehn.  de

Branch office in Münster
Toppheideweg 88
48161 Münster, Germany

Ms Elvira Politz
Tel: +49(0)251 87106-10
Fax: +49(0)251 87106-33

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Dr. Andrea Braun-Kiewnick

Dr. Andrea  Braun-Kiewnick
Tel: +49 (0)531 299 3837
Fax: +49 (0)531 299 3006

Julius Kühn-Institut
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig

Field of expertise and research topics:

  • Plant Pathology, Microbiology, Plant-Microbe interactions
  • BMBF funded research project „RhizoWheat“
  • Rhizosphere processes and yield decline in wheat crop rotations
  • Investigating the influence of pre-crop, location (soil parameters) and plant developmental stage on the microbial diversity of the wheat rhizosphere using DNA-based methods (Metabarcoding via Amplicon Sequencing)
  • Molecular analysis of structure and composition of microbial communities in the wheat rhizosphere
  • Culture- and DNA-based isolation, identification and quantification of fungal soil-borne pathogens involved in yield decline and root senescence and of potential antagonists (selective plating and real-time PCR)
  • DNA-based characterization of rhizosphere isolates (bacteria) with antagonistic potential and/or plant health or plant growth promoting properties

Cooperations & Membership:

  • Member of the American Phytopathological Society (APS)
  • Membership “Friends of the Institute of Plant Health e.V.” of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Unitversität in Bonn

Publications on ResearchGate

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut