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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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M.Sc. Khald Blau

PhD student / guest researcher

M.Sc. Khald  Blau
Tel: +49 (0)531 299 3828
Fax: +49 (0)531 299 3006 o. 3013

Julius Kühn-Institut
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig

Assignments and research activities:

  • Ecology and diversity of antibiotic resistance genes, mobile genetic elements, and horizontal gene spread.
  • Structure and diversity of bacterial communities in soil, rhizosphere and phyllosphere.
  • Detection and characterization of antibiotic resistant bacteria and human pathogens such as coliform bacteria (i.e. Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter spp., and Citrobacter spp.), and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and their transferable resistome in treated wastewater and fresh produce.
  • Projects

    • Effects of veterinary antibiotics on the diversity and transferability of antibiotic resistance genes and mobile genetic elements. (Scholarship/Libyan government).
    • BMBF-funded project for "Use hydroponic systems for resource efficient agricultural water reuse" (HypoWave).

Professional career & education:
Work experience

  • 2014 - 2019: PhD studies at the Technical University Braunschweig, Faculty of Life Science (Department of Microbiology)
  • 2009 - 2013: Assistant lecturer at University of Gharian, Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Gharain, Libya
  • 2006 - 2009: Higher Agricultural Technologies Institute, Al-Kadara-Tarhuna, Libya
  • 2005 - 2006: Food Engineer at Agriculture Ministry, Alamamra, Libya
  • 2003 - 2005: Teacher at High School (Tarek Ben Ziad School), Masallatih, Libya


  • 2009: M. Sc. (Microbiology), Faculty of Science, Mergheb University, Al-Khoms, Libya
  • 1998: B. Sc. (Food Science), Faculty of Agriculture, Tripoli University, Tripoli, Libya

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut