Wheat Initiative gains new coordinator from Julius-Kuehn-Institute for their Alliance for Wheat Adaption to Heat and Drought (AHEAD) program

In 2021, the Wheat Initiative welcomes Dr. Stefanie Hagemann, as the new AHEAD Global Coordinator. Dr. Hagemann started working for the Julius Kühn-Institute and for the Wheat Initiative this summer.

She has a background in immunology were she was studying T cell populations in the gut and their variability in context of the composition of the microbiota. Later on, she was managing a project for the development of human antibodies for a biotechnology company in Brunswick, Germany. Her arrival to AHEAD has been a career change, and she has proved already to be highly motivated to support the development of AHEAD using the knowledge she obtained throughout the years of working in different projects in science and in a private company. We look forward to the new perspectives she will bring to AHEAD and anticipate a great development of the alliance.

“The world is facing many problems in different sectors caused by climate change. These problems cannot be solved by on person alone, one country or even one continent. We have to cross borders and come together to reach for the best possible outcome. AHEAD is one piece of the great puzzle of organisations, which are tackling this problem already, bringing specialists for wheat, heat and drought together on a global level. It’s a great chance to solve issues caused by climate change and I am happy to support that in my future contribution in the AHAED organisation.”

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