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

Acting Head
Dr. Andrea Krähmer

Königin-Luise-Straße 19
14195 Berlin, Germany

Ms Catharina Blank / Ms Vera Frimel
Tel: +49(0)30 8304-25 01/-2511
Fax: +49(0)30 8304-2503
oepv@  julius-kuehn.  de


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Dr. Nadine Austel

Dr. Nadine  Austel
Tel: +49 (0)30 8304 2376

Julius Kühn-Institut
Königin-Luise-Str. 19
14195 Berlin

Current research Activities:

  • Identification of phenotypic plasticity of plant-insect interactions and its relation to agro-ecosystems
  • Screening of natural resistance in brassicaceaous plant species and genotypes against the pollen beetle
  • Identification of volatile and non-volatile plant compounds as insect-resistance marker
  • Conducting and coordination of the third funded project “Resistance of oil seed rape against the pollen beetle Meligethes aeneus mediated chemical ecology (CHEMOEKORAPS)“ (Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe, BLE

Scientific CV:

  • Since 2016: PostDoc and project coordinator (CHEMOEKORAPS) at Freie Universität Berlin and guest scientist at Julius-Kühn Institute
  • 2014-2016: PostDoc and project leader (Container fumigation) at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, investigation of changes of plant products and consumer products after treatment with fumigants
  • 2009-2015: PhD-student (Dr. rer nat) at Freie Universität Berlin, investigation of chemical ecology of willows and elms in interaction with its specialised leaf beetles, supported by the PhD Scholarships of the German Federal Environmental Foundation

Memberships and Boards::

  • International Society of Chemical Ecology (ISCE)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie e.V. (DGaaE)
  • International Association for the plant protection sciences (IAPPS)
  • Reviewer of several scientific journals with the topic of insect-plant interactions
  • Member of the Alumni advisory board of the German Federal Environmental Foundation (current chairwomen)

Publications on Researchgate

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut