Prof. Dr. Georg Friedrich Backhaus

Position
President of Institute

Institution/Company
Julius Kühn Institute, Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants

Address
Erwin-Baur-Straße 27, 06484 Quedlinburg

Significant career milestones

Since 2008
President and professor at the Julius Kühn Institute

2002-2007
President of the Federal Biological Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Braunschweig

1993-2002
Director and professor at the Institute for Plant Protection in Horticulture, Federal Biological Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Braunschweig

1986-1993
Head of the section Plant Protection in Horticulture, Chamber of Agriculture Weser-Ems

1985-1986
Traineeship at the State Agency for Plant Growth and Protection of Rheinland-Pfalz

1983-1984
Post-doctoral studies at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala

1980-1983
Doctoral student at the Institute of Plant Diseases and Plant Protection, University of Hannover

1975-1980
Graduate of Horticultural Sciences, University of Hannover

Current fields of activity

  • Management and overall responsibility for the Julius Kühn Institute
  • Strategic research management
  • Coordination of statutory functions of the JKI