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

Professor Dr. Wilhelm Jelkmann

Address:  Horticulture
Schwabenheimer Straße 101
69221 Dossenheim, Germany

Ms Silvia Kowalczyk-Binder
Tel: +49 (0)3946 47 - 4700
Fax: +49 (0)3946 47 - 4805
E-mail: ow@  julius-kuehn.  de

Address: Viticulture
76833 Siebeldingen, Germany
Tel: 03946 47 4609
ow@  julius-kuehn.  de

branch office at DLR Mosel
Gartenstr. 18
54470 Bernkastel-Kues, Germany
Tel: +49(0)6531 - 956 483

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Dr. Britta Kais

Dr. Britta  Kais
Tel: +49(0)3946 47-4770
Fax: +49(0)3946 47-4805

Julius Kühn-Institut
Schwabenheimer Str. 101
69221 Dossenheim

Assignments and Research Activities

  • Scientific empolyee of „Applied Chemical Ecology“
  • Research project: Resistance of sugar beet to the invasive γ-proteobacterium Candidatus Arsenophonus phytopathogenicus and its vector, planthopper Pentastiridius leporinus (PENTA-Resist)
  • Development of novel formulations for behavior manipulating strategies for the biological control of Cacopsylla picta, the vector of apple proliferation in laboratory and semi-field trials
  • Testing novel formulations with entomopathogenic fungus in laboratory and semi-field settings
  • Behavioral bioassays with insects
  • Analysis of volatile (fragrances) and other plant metabolites
  • Development of vector-independent pathogen transmission
  • Measurement of feeding behaviour of cicadas using electropenetrography (EPG)
  • Analysis of potentially bioactive components using gas chromatography coupled with electroantennographical detection (GC-EAD) on cicada antennae
  • Studies on the biology of Pentastiridius leporinus and its interactions with the host plant


  • Member of the German Society for General and Applied Entomology, DGaaE
  • Member of the German Scientific Society for Plant Protection and Plant Health r.S., DPG
  • Member of the International Society of Chemical Ecology, ISCE
  • Member of the German Life Sciences Association, VBIO



Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut