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

Temporary Head
Dr. Thilo Hammann

Groß Lüsewitz
Rudolf-Schick-Platz 3a
18190 Sanitz, Germany

Ms Annett Sitte
Tel: +49(0)38209 45-200
Fax: +49(0)38209 45-222

Gabriele Platek
Tel.: 038209 45-100
Fax: 038209 45-120

E-mail: zl@  jki.bund.  de

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Dr. Roman Gäbelein

Dr. Roman  Gäbelein
Tel: +49 (0) 38209 45-205
Fax: +49 (0) 38209 45-222

Julius Kühn-Institut
Rudolf-Schick-Platz 3a
18190 Sanitz OT Groß Lüsewitz

Research interests

  • Characterisation of potato crop wild relatives, searching for new sources of resistance against potato pathogens
  • Pre-breeding to utilise resistance genes from wild potato species
  • Development of inbred lines and segregating populations for molecular analysis, to identify resistance genes and marker development

Scientific career

  • Since 2021 researcher at the Institute for Breeding Research on Agricultural Crops, Julius-Kühn-Institut in Groß Lüsewitz
  • 2015-2019 PhD student at the Department of Plant Breeding at Justus-Liebig University Giessen
  • Thesis: “Meiotic stability in interspecific allohexaploid hybrids in the genus Brassica L.”
  • 2012-2014 Master of Science - Plant Biotechnology, Wageningen University, Netherlands
  • 2008-2011 Bachelor of Science – Horticultural Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany


  • Society for Plant Breeding e.V.



Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut