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

Head
apl. Prof. Dr. Johannes Hallmann

Address
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig, Germany

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

Address
Erwin-Baur-Str. 27
06484 Quedlinburg, Germany

Office

Ms Rita Pollin
Tel:
+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

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

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Dr. Sven Jechalke

Guest researcher

contact
Tel: +49 (0)531 299-3838
Fax: +49 (0)531 299 3006

address
Julius Kühn-Institut
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig

Assignments and research activities:

  • Member of the AG Prof. Smalla
  • Member of the AG Dr. Schikora
  • Molecular characterization of plant defense mechanisms related to the colonization by Salmonella and influencing environmental factors
  • Analysis of structure, diversity and ecology of soil microbial communities
  • Effects of veterinary antibiotics on the abundance and diversity of antibiotic resistance genes and mobile genetic elements in agricultural soils and the plant associated microbiome
  • Coordinator oft he project “Colonization of plants by Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica” plantinfect (13HS026 BLE): investigation of the persistence of Salmonella and E. coli in soil and the potential colonization of lettuce; one focus is the molecular characterization of the plant response related to the colonization by Salmonella and the elucidation of factors that can influence the survival of Salmonella in soil and the reaction of the plant and therefore play a role for the colonization of lettuce by human pathogens.

Boards, memberships and other activities:

  • Ad hoc Reviewer for high-ranked international journals (e.g. Environmental Microbiology, ISME Journal, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, Frontiers in Microbiology)

Professional career & education:

  • Since 2018 PostDoc at the Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Institute for Epidemiology und Pathogen Diagnostics, Braunschweig
  • 2015 – 2018 PostDoc at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Institute for Phytopathology, place of work Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Braunschweig, project “plantinfect - Colonization of plants by Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica
  • 2010 – 2015 PostDoc at the Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Institute for Epidemiology und Pathogen Diagnostics, Braunschweig (DFG Project FOR566 “Veterinary Medicines in Soils: Basic Research for Risk Analysis” UBA project (3713 63 402) “Antibiotic resistance development as end product in environmental risk assessment”
  • 2007 – 2010 Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig “Characterization and quantification of biodegradation of BTEX, MTBE and ammonium in an aerated trench system”

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Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut