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Frank Brändle

Dr. Frank Brändle

Since 2009 Frank Brändle is Managing Partner of the IDENTXX GmbH. From 2006 to 2008 he was director of PathoScan GbR., funded by Baden-Württemberg, which later became IDENTXX GmbH.

In 2006 he finished his PhD with his thesis "Identifizierung und Charakterisierung von Elicitoren aus Plasmopara halstedii, dem Falschen Mehltau der Sonnenblume".

Contact - frank [dot] braendle [at] identxx [dot] com

Sven Keil

Dr. Sven Keil

Since the beginning of 2010 Sven Keil is head of Research and Development at IDENTXX GmbH. Besides others, he developed the system to detect and identify strains of Xanthomonas axonopodis poinsettiicola on Poinsettias and Agrobacterium vitis on grapevine.

In 2007 he finished his PhD with his thesis "Epidemiologische Aspekte der Falschen Mehltauinfektion durch Plasmopara viticola an Vitis" which was a cooperation project between Hohenheim University and the State Institute for Enology and Viticulture Freiburg. Afterwards, from 2007 to 2009, he worked at the Bavarian State Institute for Agriculture in the department of Plant Protection.

Contact - sven [dot] keil [at] identxx [dot] com

Dr. Fabian Runge

Since the middle of 2017 Fabian Runge is head of the Weed Science department at IDENTXX GmbH. He analyses weeds molecular genetically regarding target site resistance against herbicides, and he manages monitoring studies in the greenhouse.

In 2012 he finished his PhD with his thesis entitled “Evolution and Biodiversity in Downy Mildews: A Case Study in Pseudoperonospora” at Hohenheim University. Until 2014 he was working there at the Institute of Botany. Afterwards, from 2015 to 2017 he continued working on host-jump-based radiation of obligate biotrophic oomycetes at the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre in Frankfurt am Main.

Contact - fabian [dot] runge [at] identxx [dot] com