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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
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Fax: +49(0)3946 47-6106
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Dr. Kevin Gauthier

Senior scientist

Dr. Kevin  Gauthier
Tel: +49 (0)3946 47-6258
Fax: +49 (0)53946 47-6106

Julius Kühn-Institut
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig

Area of research and tasks:

  • Postdoctoral researcher in the group of Dr. Niehl (Virology). Study of the resistances against soil-borne viruses (SBWMV and SBCMV) in winter wheat under field conditions and greenhouse inoculations.
  • Understanding the influence of climatic conditions on the infections of winter wheat by Polymyxa graminis and soil-borne viruses.
  • Identification of resistance sources and understanding the resistance pattern against soil-borne viruses.
  • Molecular characterization of plant viruses.
  • Current project :
    Collaborative project FuReWheat: Resistance of winter wheat against soil-borne viruses in a climate-changing context – project part 2 (funded by the federal institute of agriculture and nutrition (BLE)).

Collaboration and membership:

  • Member of the French Phythopathology Society (SFP)

Scientific career:

  • Since 2020: Postdoctoral researcher Julius Kühn-Institute, Institute for epidemiology and pathogen diagnostic, Brunswick, Germany.
  • 2016-2019: Industrial PhD. Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA/CIRAD) / Bayer Crop Science. Montpellier, France – Ecology of cereal dwarf viruses: wild reservoirs and interactions.
  • 2016: Internship in Umeå Plant Science Centre, Umeå, Sweden.
  • 2015-2016 : MsC. FAGE (Biology and ecology applied to woods, agriculture and environment), Nancy, France
  • 2015 : Erasmus semester in the high school Anhalt, Köthen (Anhalt) / Bernburg (Saale), Germany
  • 2013-2016 : Agronomist degree in ENSAIA (Engineer high school for agriculture and food science), Nancy, France
  • 2011-2013 : Classe Preparatoires for Grandes Ecoles, Grenoble, France

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