Go to:
service menu

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

Institute leaflet
Institute booklet

Prof. Dr. Kornelia Smalla

Acting head of institute

Prof. Dr. Kornelia  Smalla
Tel: +49 (0)531 299 3814
Fax: +49 (0)531 299 3006 o. 3013

Julius Kühn-Institut
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig

Research areas and responsibilities:

  • Development and exploitation of molecular cultivation-dependent and -independent detection methods for bacterial pathogens
  • Epidemiology of bacterial pathogens by means of molecular detection methods
  • Interaction of antagonists, pathogens and microbial communities in the rhizosphere
  • Effects of soil, plant species, cultivar, and agricultural systems on the structural and functional diversity of microbial communities in the rhizosphere
  • Adaption and diversification of bacteria (among others: bacterial pathogens) via plasmids
  • Ecology of bacterial antibiotic resistance genes

Cooperations and memberships:

  • Editor of

    • FEMS Microbiology Ecology,
    • Frontiers in Microbiology,
    • BMC Microbiology

  • Editorial board:

    • Applied and Environmental Microbiology,
    • ISME Journal

  • ad hoc reviewer for various journals:

    • Microbial Ecology,
    • Soil Biology and Biochemistry,
    • Plasmid,
    • Microbiology,
    • Applied Soil Ecology,
    • New Phytologist,
    • Environmental Microbiology

  • Adjunct professor at Technical University (TU) Braunschweig since 2006
  • Member of the

    • „Vereinigung für allgemeine und angewandte Mikrobiologie (VAAM)”,
    • “American Society of Microbiology”,
    • “International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME)”,
    • “SETAC”,
    • “Deutsche Phytomedizinische Gesellschaft” (DPG).

Publications/Profil at Researchgate

Publications at ResearchID

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut