Dr. Christian Jung
University of Kiel
Christian Jung is a plant breeder and molecular biologist working at the Plant Breeding Institute, Kiel University. From 1976-1981, he studied agriculture with specialization on plant production and microbiology at the University of Göttingen. In 1984, he received a doctoral degree with a thesis “per se-performance and interaction between wheat and rye genomes in triticale”. From 1987-1992, he worked on plant molecular genetics and genomics at the Institute of Botany, University of Munich, where he received a habilitation degree in 1992. Since 1993, he has been the director of the Plant Breeding Institute in Kiel. He is working on the molecular mechanisms of plant pathogen resistance and flowering time regulation. Sugar beet, oilseed rape and barley are his main crops of interest.