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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

Martina Ernst | Andrea Haberle-Kappei
Tel: +49(0)3946 47-6101
Fax: +49(0)3946 47-6106
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Dr. Katja Richert-Pöggeler

Senior scientist

Dr. Katja  Richert-Pöggeler
Tel: +49 (0)3946 47-6150
Fax: +49 (0)3946 47-6106

Julius Kühn-Institut
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig

Assignments and research activities:

  • Head of electron microscopy
  • Ultra-structural analyses of host-pathogen interactions
  • Virus diagnostics in crop plants and quality control of reference material • Research on viruses in ornamental plants
  • Studies on pararetroviruses and lateral DNA transfer
  • Focus on virus diversity as determined by abiotic and biotic agents
  • Current projects: o Tools for quality improvement in breeding and propagating garlic comprising cultivation as well as virus diagnostics. (BMEL/BLE)
  • Boards, memberships and other activities:

  • Caulimoviridae Study Group of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV)
  • Gesellschaft für Genetik 
  • Verband Biologie, Biowissenschaften und Biomedizin e. V., VBIO 
  • American Society for Virology 
  • American Phytopathological Society 
  • Reviewer for:
    Annals of Botany, Archives Virology, European Journal of Plant Pathology, Journal of Phytopathology, Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection, Scientific reports, Virus Disease, Virus Genes, Virus Research and Viruses 
  • Teaching:

    • Plant virology at University of Kassel Since WS
    • 2013: Teaching “Introduction of Plant Virology” with lectures, seminars in Kassel and a practical course in Braunschweig
    • 2005: “Methods in molecular biology to analyse transgenic plants”, in frame of Swiss-Indo Collaboration for Biotechnology (ISCB) at the University of Madurai, India

  • Meetings:

Professional career & education:

  • Since 2007: Head of electron microscopy at Institute for Epidemiology and Pathogen Diagnostics of the JKI, Braunschweig, Germany
  • 2006 - 2007: Research associate, IPK Gatersleben, Gatersleben, Germany
  • 2003 - 2006: Research associate, Plant Health Unit, Botanical Institute, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2000 - 2003: Research associate, Plant Molecular Virology Group, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland
  • 1998 - 1999: Research associate, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, USA
  • 1993 - 1997: Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA
  • 1993: Doctoral degree (Dr. sc. agr.) in Plant Pathology at the University of Georg August University of Göttingen, Germany
  • 1990 - 1993: Research assistant in the team of Prof. Dr. R. Casper at the Institute of Biochemistry and Plant Virology, Federal Biological Research Center for Agriculture and Forestry, Braunschweig, Germany
  • 1987: Diploma of Agriculture, Georg August University of Göttingen, Germany

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut