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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)531 299-4401/-4402
Fax: +49(0)531 299-3009
E-mail: gf@  julius-kuehn.  de

Branch offices

in Münster
Toppheideweg 88
48161 Münster, Germany
Office: Ms Elvira Politz
Tel: +49(0)251 87106-10
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

Institute booklet

Dr. Sabine Werres

Dr. Sabine  Werres
Julius Kühn-Institut
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig

Tasks and major focus of research:

  • Biology and epidemiology of plant pathogenic microorganisms in nurseries, in Urban Horticulture and in home gardens
  • Management and control of plant pathogens in nurseries, in Urban Horticulture and in home gardens
  • Plant protection in organic nursery production
  • Diagnosis of plant pathogens
  • Providing of information for the plant protection services and for the public

Memberships and cooperation in committees:

  • German Phytomedical Society (DPG)
  • German working group for nursery scientists, advisors and nursery managers (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Baumschulforschung)
  • Committee member in WeGa-Network  (German network for research in horticulture) and WeGa e.V.
  • Committee of the German states for quality management in laboratories (Länderarbeitskreis Qualitätskontrolle im Labor)
  • Committee of the German plant protection services for plant disease diagnosis (Länderarbeitskreis „Diagnose)
  • Senate Working Group for ‘Climate change’ of the German Federal Research Centers (Senatsarbeitsgruppe ‚Klima‘)
  • European working group „European Mycological Network“
  • EPPO expert groups

Current research projects:

  • COST FP0801 „Established and Emerging Phytophthora: Increasing Threats to Woodland and Forest Ecosystems in Europe
  • WeGa-Verbundprojekt 2.4 „Latenzschäden an Rhododendron durch Phytophthora“ (part 2.4 of the German cooperation project: „Phytophthora damage on Rhododendron”)
  • BLE 511-06.01-28-1-54.081-10 „Verbundprojekt: Validierung eines PCR basierten Lab-on-a-Chip-Systems für die Diagnose von Phytophthora-Arten (PhytoChip-Validierung) - Teilprojekt 1“ (Cooperation project: “PCR based Lab-on-a-chip-method for the detection of Phytophthora-species, sub-project 1”)
  • Fraxinus dieback in Europe: elaborating guidelines and strategies for sustainable management (FRAXBACK) (COST FP1103)
  • Responses of European Forests and Society to Invasive Pathogens (RESIPATH) (DFG AOBJ:606944)

Further current research activities in 2014:

  • Phytophthora
  • Pseudmonas syringae pv. aesculi on Rosskastanien
  • Cylindrocladium buxicola on Buxus
  • Fusarium circinatum on Pinus
  • Cylindrocladiella and Cylindrocladium on Euonymus
  • Elimination of plant pathogens from irrigation and runnoff water

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut