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

Prof. Dr. Frank Marthe

Erwin-Baur-Str. 27
06484 Quedlinburg, Germany

Ms Elke Rehwald
Tel: +49(0)3946 47-3001
Fax: +49(0)3946 47-3002
Mail: zg@  julius-kuehn.  de

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Prof. Dr. Frank Marthe

Head of Institute

Prof. Dr. Frank  Marthe
Tel: +49 (0)3946 47 3000
Fax: +49 (0)3946 47 3002

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

Assignments and Research Activities:

  • Scientific processing of medicinal and aromatic plants as part of special crops
  • Evaluation of plant genetic resources for morphological, agronomical and phytopathological characters by using results of plant analyses and molecular genetic markers
  • Search and assessment of elements for male sterility
  • Investigation of genetic basis for inheritance of selected characters
  • Variability enhancement of gene pools by purposeful transmitting of genetic factors
  • Use of techniques for in vitro cultivation and amplification of valuable genotypes

Boards and memberships: 

  • German national representative, European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR), Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Working Group
  • Society of plant breeding  (GPZ), head of working group Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (17)
  • Editorial Board of Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality
  • Member of the German expert committee of medicinal, aromatic and flavour plants (DFA)
  • Management board of Verein für Arznei- und Gewürzpflanzen (Association for medicinal and aromatic plants) SALUPLANTA e.V.
  • Member of working group Cultivation of medicinal plants of Research Association of German Pharmaceutical Manufactures (FAH)
  • Member of German Scientific Society for Plant Protection and Plant Health r.S. DPG (Medicinal Plants, Aromatics and Herbs, working group Phytomedicine in Horticulture) 


  • Hochschule Geisenheim University (HGU), Professur für gartenbauliche Züchtungsforschung
  • Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Institutes für Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaften der Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät III
  • Hochschule Anhalt - Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Department of Agriculture, Ecotrophology and Landscape Development, Course Agriculture

Publications on ResearchGate

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut