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

Dr. Ralf Wilhelm

Erwin-Baur-Str. 27
06484 Quedlinburg, Germany

Mr. Tobias Wittig
Tel: +49 (0)3946 47-3301
Fax: +49(0)3946 47-3302
E-mail: sb@  julius-kuehn.  de

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Dr. Frank Hartung

Deputy head of institute

Dr. Frank  Hartung
Tel: +49 (0)3946 47 3350
Fax: +49 (0)3946 47 3302

Julius Kühn-Institut
Erwin-Baur- Str. 27
06484 Quedlinburg

Assignments and Research Activities:

  • Head of the working group “DNA recombination”
  • Preparation of scientific opinions on applications for the release and placing on the market of genetically modified plants and their products
  • Research on the fundamentals of DNA repair and genome stability in plants
  • Analysis of genes and proteins involved in DNA recombination and repair
  • Application of site directed nucleases (SDN) used for Genome Editing in model and crop plants and their safety assessment


  • Member of the Federal/State Working Group on Genetic Engineering (LAG).
  • Co-Chair of the Working Group on Agricultural Techniques in the European Plant Science Organization (EPSO).
  • Observer at the central commission for biosafety in Germany (ZKBS).

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