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Kim Govers

Head, Laboratories
Kim Govers
+49 30 838 51100
+49 30 838-4 51100
Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem
Freie Universität Berlin
Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8


Member of the Environment Committee

Member of the Health and Safety Team

Projectleader according to the gene technology act (§15 GenTSV)

Safety Officer

Fire Safety Officer


03.2008 Head of Laboratories at the Botanical Garden an Botanical Museum and the Institute of Biology, Systematic Botany and Geography of Plants Borsch Group, Freie Universität Berlin.
2004 - 2008 Engineer in the BMBF fundet project „CoCE - Conservation and use of the wild populations of Coffea arabica in the montane rainforests of Ethiopia“ at the Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants, Bonn University.
2003 - 2004 Biology teacher at the Bisschoppelijk College, Budel, the Nehterlands.
2003 Analyst at Klöckner Pentaplast Weert in the department Laboratory, Raw Materials, Product Safety, Weert, the Netherlands.
1998 - 2002 Engineering degree in  „Biology and Medical Laboratory Research“ at the Hogeschool Zuyd, Heerlen, the Netherlands. Degree thesis:  Cloning and heterologous expression of Peptide-Deformylase-Genes from different Eubacteria.
1994 - 1997 Intermediate professional education "biological laboratory techniques" at the Technical Lyceum Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
1988 - 1993 Senior General Secondary Education at the “Bisschoppelijk College”, Weert, The netherlands (HAVO).


Adresse am Institut für Biologie

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Biologie, Chemie, Pharmazie
Institut für Biologie
Spezielle Botanik
Altensteinstr. 6
14195 Berlin

Homepage - Borsch Group

Papers in peer reviewed journals (published and in press)

  • Tesfaye G. K., Borsch T., Govers K., Bekele E. 2007: Characterisation of Coffea chloroplast microsatellites and evidence for the recent divergence of C. arabica and C. eugenioides cp genomes. – Genome 50: 1112-1129
  • Tesfaye K., Govers K., Bekele E. , Borsch T., 2013: ISSR fingerprinting of Coffea arabica throughout Ethiopia reveals high variability in wild populations and distinguishes them from landraces. PSE, (submitted)


Other publications

Grotz, K., Govers, K. & Zetzsche H. Ausgestellt: Forschung im Normalbetrieb. Zur musealen Vermittlung in den Laboren des Botanischen Museums Berlin-Dahlem. Museum aktuell 2012 (1)