Dr. Juliane Geike

Dr. Juliane Geike

KWS

Born and raised in the rural Harz foothills on a farm, after graduating from high school, I completed a voluntary social year at an open-air museum outside Hamburg, which illustrates the rural and agricultural life of the region from the 16th century to the 1970s. My interest in plants and plant cultivation then led me to study plant biotechnology in Hanover. Even then, I was fascinated by biotechnological methods and innovations in plant breeding. During my studies, my focus was on molecular plant breeding, and in my doctoral thesis, I investigated fungal resistance in roses using RNAi, TALENs, and CRISPR/Cas. In 2017, I started at KWS in Regulatory Affairs. Here, my focus is on new breeding methods and, in particular, on the analysis and classification of global regulatory developments for genome editing and what this means for KWS as a plant breeding company for the research and development of new varieties.