Executive Committee of the DGaaE

About Prof. Dr Annette Reineke

Annette Reineke was born in Essen in 1968. After graduating from high school, she completed a one-year agricultural internship in a small town in North Rhine-Westphalia at the former Eichhof training and research institute in Bad Hersfeld, Hesse. After studying agricultural sciences with a focus on plant construction at the Universities of Bonn and Stuttgart Hohenheim, interrupted by a one-year internship in New Zealand, France and in the plant protection consultancy at Lake Constance, Annette Reineke received her doctorate in 1998 at the Institute for Phytomedicine at the University of Hohenheim, Department of Applied Entomology. Her doctoral thesis dealt with the use of molecular markers to differentiate different populations of the gypsy moth Lymantria dispar. Financed by a postdoctoral fellowship from the DFG, she subsequently (1999-2000) did research at the Department of Molecular Ecology at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Here she analyzed the molecular basis of host-parasitoid interactions in the system of the ichneumon fly Venturia canescens and its host, the flour moth Ephestia kuehniella.

With the support of the Margarete von Wrangell habilitation programme of the state of Baden-Württemberg, Annette Reineke was able to continue her work at the University of Hohenheim from 2001 to 2005 and habilitated there in 2006 with a venia legendi in plant protection and entomology. From 2005 to 2006 she continued to work as head of the Population Genetics group in the Entomology Department of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena. In mid 2006 she finally accepted the position of head of the Institute of Phytomedicine combined with a professorship for plant protection at the former Geisenheim Research Institute (now: Geisenheim University of Applied Sciences).

In her research, she is particularly concerned with insects as pests of cultivated plants (vines and horticultural crops), with a focus on the analysis of interactions between insects and microorganisms or between insects and plants under changing climatic conditions. Annette Reineke is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Action Plan for Plant Protection, serves on the editorial board of various scientific journals and as a reviewer for national and international research committees, and holds the office of Vice President for Research at her university.