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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. Wolfgang Maier

Senior scientist

contact
Tel: +49 (0)531 299 3770
Fax: +49 (0)531 299 3006 o. 3013

address
Julius Kühn-Institut
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig

Assignments and research activities:

  • Diversity, molecular phylogenetics, systematics and epidemiology of plant parasitic fungi and oomycetes, with a special interest in rust fungi
  • Diversity, taxonomy and ecology of nematode antagonistic fungi aiming at their use as biocontrol agents
  • Quality assurance in diagnostics: Development and optimisation of diagnostic protocols according to ISO 17025 for regulated rust and smut fungi
  • Curator of the JKI strain collection of phytopathogenic fungi

Boards, memberships and other activities:

  • German Phytopathological Society (DPG)
  • British Phytopathological Society (BPS)
  • German Mycological Society (DGfM)
  • Society for Tropical Ecology (gtö)
  • Working parties diagnostics and mycology of the federal plant protection agencies
  • Reviewer of various scientific journals with a focus on phytophatology and mycology; editor for New Disease Reports (NDR)

Professional career & education:

  • 2012- Senior scientist and work group leader, Institute for Epidemiology and Pathogen Diag¬nostics, Julius Kühn-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany
  • 2007 - 2011 Research Associate, AG Geobotanik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  • 2004 - 2007 Postdoctoral Researcher, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute / Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • 2002 - 2004 Postdoctoral Researcher, Organismic Botany and Mycology, University Tübingen, Germany
  • 1998 - 2002 PhD student, Organismic Botany and Mycology, University Tübingen, Germany
  • 1991 - 1998 Studies of biology, University Tübingen, University Hohenheim and Pontifíca Universidade Católica, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Publications at Researchgate

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut