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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: 03946 47-502
Fax: +49(0)3946 47-500
E-mail: sb@  julius-kuehn.  de

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M. Sc. Katharina Unkel

M. Sc. Katharina  Unkel
Tel: +49 (0)3946 47 407
Fax: +49 (0)3946 47 400

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

Assignments and research activities:

Research assistant / PhD student in the joint BMBF project “Generation of haploidy-inducing lines via genome engineering – novel tools for an accelerated plant breeding process of mono- and eudicot crops” (HaploTools), project part carrot: Modification of the chromosomal centromere function in carrot using CRISPR/Cas9-technology.

  • Identification of CENH3 genes of different plant species and other candidate genes for haploid induction.
  • Evaluation of CRISPR/Cas9-induced mutations of the centromeric histone H3-genes (CENH3) of carrot.
  • Performing experiments of Agrobacterium mediated transient gene expression and of vector-free (DNA-free) gene modification in carrots.

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut