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Dr. Eva Häffner

Science Policy Coordinator
Science Policy Coordinator
Eva Häffner
+49 30 838-59964
+49 30 838-4-59964
Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem
Freie Universität Berlin
Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8


1987-1994 Biology (Diplom), Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany.
1991-1992 3rd-year course Plant Biology, University of Bristol, United Kingdom.
1995 Environmental education at Nationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer, Butjadingen, Germany.
1995-1999 PhD at the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin (BGBM), Freie Universität Berlin; thesis title: “On the phylogeny of the subtribe Carduinae, tribe Cardueae, Compositae”.
2000-2003 Project coordinator for scientific books and journals (biosciences and landscaping) at Blackwell Publishing, Berlin, Germany.
2005-2015 Scientist in the field of plant genetics at Freie Universität Berlin, Applied Genetics, group of Dr. Elke Diederichsen, Berlin, Germany.
2011-2012 Project coordinator at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung), Department of Risk Communication, Berlin, Germany.
Since 2016 Science policy coordinator at BGBM.

Mitgliedschaft in wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaften

Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik (GfBS)
Verband Botanischer Gärten (VBG)

Papers in peer reviewed journals (published and in press)

  • Häffner, E., Konietzki, S. & Diederichsen, E. 2015: Keeping control: The role of senescence and development in plant pathogenesis and defense. Plants 4:449-488.
  • Häffner, E., Karlovsky, P., Splivallo, R., Traczewska, A. & Diederichsen, E. 2014: ERECTA, salicylic acid, abscisic acid and jasmonic acid modulate quantitative disease resistance of Arabidopsis thaliana to Verticillium longisporum. – BMC Plant Biology 14:85.
  • Häffner, E., Karlovsky, P. & Diederichsen, E. 2010: Genetic and environmental control of the Verticillium syndrome in Arabidopsis thaliana. – BMC Plant Biology 10:235.
  • Häffner, E., Lomsky, B., Hällgren, J.-E., Batic, F. & Pfanz, H. 2001: Air Pollution and lichen physiology. Physiological responses of different lichens in a transplant experiment following an SO2-gradient. – Water, Air, and Soil Pollution131:185-201.
  • Häffner, E. 2000: On the phylogeny of the subtribe Carduinae (tribe Cardueae, Compositae). – Englera 21.
  • Häffner, E. & Hellwig, F. H. 1999: Phylogeny of the tribe Cardueae (Compositae) with emphasis on the subtribe Carduinae: an analysis based on ITS sequence data. – Willdenowia 29:27-39.

Book chapters and monographs (published and in press)

  • Häffner, E. & Diederichsen, E. 2016: Belowground defence strategies against Verticillium. In: Vos, C.M.F. & Kazan, K. (ed.) Belowground defence strategies in plants, Signaling and communication in plants. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42319-7_6
  • Böl, G. F., Correia Carreira, G., Epp, A., Häffner, E. & Lohmann, M. 2013: Risk perception and risk communication on the issue of nanotechnology. In: Luther, W. & Zweck, A. (ed.): Safety aspects of engineered nanomaterials. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Other publications

  • Häffner, E., Konietzki, S., Socquet Juglard, D., Gerowitt, B. & Diederichsen, E. 2009: Genetics of resistance against the vascular pathogen Verticillium longisporum in Brassica and Arabidopsis thaliana. In: Feldmann, F., Alford, D. V., Furk, C. (eds.): Crop plant resistance to biotic and abiotic factors: Current potential and future demands. – Proceedings of the 3rd international symposium of plant protection and plant health in Europe, Berlin, Germany.