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

Dr. Ute Katharina Vogler

Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig, Germany

Ms Kerstin Hansmann and
Ms Margot Knur
Tel: +49 (0)3946 47-7701/-7703
Fax: +49 (0)3946 47-7702
E-mail: gf@  julius-kuehn.  de

Branch offices

in  Münster
Toppheideweg 88
48161 Münster, Germany
Fax: +49 (0)251 87106-33

in Kleinmachnow
Stahnsdorfer Damm 81
14532 Kleinmachnow, Germany
Tel: +49(0)33203 48-0
Fax: +49(0)33203 48-425

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Agr. Eng. Gabriela Fernandez-Gnecco

Agr. Eng. Gabriela  Fernandez-Gnecco
Tel: +49 (0)3946 47-7747

Julius Kühn-Institut
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig

Assignments and research activities

  • Research associate, AG Dr Nemanja Kuzmanović, group Phytopathology in Vegetable Crops, and investigation of fungal and bacterial pathogens in vegetable crops.
  • Genetic diversity of and taxonomy of soil-plant associated bacteria and fungi.
  • Molecular analysis of structure and diversity of soil-plant and rhizosphere microbial communities.
  • Ecology of soil microorganisms and plant beneficial microorganisms (as Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Fungi and Trichoderma sp.).
  • Evaluation of the effects of agricultural management practices on microbial communities and soil health.


  • DFG-project: “Interactions in the bacterial pathobiome associated with crown gall disease: coexistence or competition?”. AG Kuzmanović
  • Argentinian-German binational project: “Effect of agricultural management practices on soil microorganisms” (CONICET/DAAD).


  • Ad-hoc Reviewer for various scientific journals

Professional career & education

  • Since 2021: Research Associate, Julius Kühn Institute, Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Plant Protection in Horticulture and Forests, Braunschweig, Germany.
  • 2018-2021: PhD student / Guest AG Prof. Dr. Kornelia Smalla, Julius Kühn Institute, Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Epidemiology and Pathogen Diagnostics, Braunschweig, Germany.
  • 2016-2021: PhD student, Agricultural Sciences. Agricultural Microbiology. Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina. Topic: “Effect of agricultural management practices on soil microorganisms” (CONICET-DAAD).
  • 2011: International Research Scholarship (2 months). Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
  • 2005-2013: Agricultural Engineer (Master’s degree equivalent). Faculty of Engineering, National University of San Juan, San Juan, Argentina. Topic: “Effects of alperujo fertilization on the biological and physicochemical quality of soils planted with olive trees”.



Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut