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Curriculum vitae

Prof. Prof. h.c. Dr. rer. nat. Karl-Heinz Kogel

Date of birth: January 8, 1956 in Aachen, Germany
Nationality: German
Marital status: married (3 children)
Institute for Phytopathology, 1997-2022: Justus Liebig University Gießen (JLU)
Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26-32, D-35392 Gießen, Germany

Scientific parameters:

h-index 75 (google scholar, per January 2023)
i10-index 159
>210 peer-reviewed paper
Citations 20.082


1996 Habilitation and venia legendi for Plant Physiology, RWTH Aachen, Germany
1984-1986 Ph.D. in Biology, RWTH Aachen
1975-1981 Study in Biology and Social Sciences (Diploma), RWTH Aachen

Professional Experience:

since 2023 Governmental Adviser: Non-chemical plant protection in horticulture
since 2020 Coordinator DFG Research Unit 5116 (exRNA)
since 2014 Head TransMIT Centre for Innovative Plant Protection, Giessen
2006-2012 Coordinator DFG Research Unit 666 (compatibility genes)
2006-2009 Vice President for Research and Internationalization JLU
2005-2006 Speaker of the Research Centre for BioSystems (IFZ Giessen)
2000-2006 Member of the German Research Council’s (DFG) senate commission
1999-2005 Coordinator DFG Research Unit 343
since 1996 Prof. for Plant Protection and Plant Diseases, JLU
1990-1996 Group leader Institute for Biology III, RWTH Aachen
1988-1990 Patent attorney Kreisler et al., Köln
1986-1988 Postdoc Max-Planck Institute for Breeding Research, Köln
1983 Visiting scientist: Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel


2019 Award of the academic title “Prof. h.c.” from the Amity University, New Delhi
2016 “Wissenschaftspreis” of the Deutsche Phytomedizinische Gesellschaft (DPG)
2015 Best paper award for 2014 from the Indian Phytopathological Society
since 2010 Member of the Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest, Hungary
1984 „W. Borchers-Plakette” of the RWTH Aachen
1981 Scholarship (PH.D.) of the Cusanuswerk, Bonn
1981 „Springorum Denkmünze“ of the RWTH Aachen

Scientific Interests:

- Host-microbe interactions
- RNA-based plant protections
- Plant biotechnology
- beneficial symbioses

Industrial Advisory Boards:

Elephant Vert, SA, Swiss
NanoSUR, Ag Biotech, USA
BioSam Inc, USA