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Dr. Johannes Fahrentrapp

Dr. Johannes Fahrentrapp

Dr. Johannes Fahrentrapp
ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management
8820 Wädenswil

+41 (0) 58 934 54 50

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Research Fellow


Expertise and research interests

Physiology of grapes,
phytopatholgy of selected diseases and pests,
Early disease detection,
gene mapping
reflectance imaging

Projects ongoing:
>Systemic disease response of Solanum lycopersicon, 2015-2017; CHF 180k; SERI Grant C14.0094; related to COST Action FA1208 and COST Action FA1306
>COST Action FA1306 The quest for tolerant varieties: phenotyping at plant and cellular level, 2014-2018, Swiss delegate Management Committee

MSc students ongoing:
>Julia Eichmann 2015/16: Expression analyses of selected genes of Vitis vinifera during early infection stages of its major pathogens
>Irene Bühlmann 2015/16: Trapping Drosophila suzukii in different crops
>Sam Faghihinasab 2016/17: Remote sensing of plant disease

BSc students ongoing:
>Adrian Rubi& Lorenz Rieger: Wirkung von aktiv belüftetem Komposttee (AACT) auf die Weinrebe

BSc students comleted:
>Anna Strutt 2015: Vergleich der Fangerfolgen verschiedener Fallen für Drosophila suzukii im Rebberg
>Nico Jud: Konstruktion und Bau Mähgerät für den Weinbau

Semester projects BSc/MSc
>Irene Bühlmann 2016: Tutorial3, scientific work evaluation: pending
>Irene Bühlmann 2016: Tutorial2, project implementation: Bunch Stem Necrosis and Berry Shrivel: Occurrence observed with cultivar Pinot Noir (V. vinifera L.)
>Irene Bühlmann 2016:Tutorial1,proposal development: Collection of Asian grapevine cultivars.
>Julia Eichmann 2016: Tutorial3, scientific work evaluation
>Julia Eichmann 2105 Tutorial2, project implementation: Conductance of steps toward cloning of a plasmid with the traits: [promoter of early expressed gene under Plasmopara viticola infection]::VvMybA1 for Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of Vitis vinifera
>Julia Eichmann 2015: Tutorial1, proposal development: Engineering a biosensor-plant indicating Plasmopara viticola infection of grapevine cultivar (Vitis vinifera) Pinot noir
>Emmanuel Dietrich 2015: Stiellähme - der ungelöste Dauerbrenner im Weinbau
>Roman Langenegger & Nico Jud 2013: Mähgerät für den Weinbau
>Jeanine Altenburger 2013: Nachweis von Phytoplasmen in Zikaden
>Fabio Kuonen 2013: Auswirkungen von H2O und N Über- sowie Unterversorgung bei Blauburgunder Topfreben
>Beatrice Gut 2013: Umstellung auf Bio: Chancen und Risiken für grössere Weinbaubetriebe in der Schweiz
>Barbara Segmüller 2013: Genexpression von Vitis vinfera nach Infektion mit Plasmopara viticola

Educational background

Academic studies in biology at Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg i. Br., Germany. Diploma thesis: "Examination of the interaction of Plasmopara viticola and Vitis vinifera"
PhD in phytopathology at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. PhD Thesis: "Fire Blight Resistance of Malus x robusta 5"

Membership of networks



Books and editorships

Peer-reviewed articles/chapters

Non-peer-reviewed articles/chapters

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

International conferences:

B. Panassiti, J. Fahrentrapp, M. Breuer, R. Biedermann (2013). "Analysis of the temporal and small-scale distribution of Hyalesthes obsoletus, vector of 'bois noir', in a vineyard in Baden (Germany)", Proceedings of the 3rd European Bois Noir Workshop, Barcelona, Spain.

Fahrentrapp J, Broggini GAL, Kellerhals M, Malnoy M, Peil A, Richter K, Gessler C (2012). “News of Malus x robusta candidate resistance gene“. Biotech Fruit II, Nelson. New Zealand, Presentation.

Fahrentrapp J, Broggini GAL, Malnoy M, Zini E, Peil A, Richter K, Kellerhals K and Gessler C (2011). “Looking into the Region of Resistance against Fire Blight of M. x robusta 5”. COST864 Final Meeting, Hasselt, Belgium, Presentation.

Fahrentrapp J, Broggini GAL, Kellerhals M, Malnoy M, Peil A, Richter K, Gessler C (2011). “A Candidate Gene of Malus x robusta 5 for Breeding Towards Fire Blight Resistance”, XIII EUCARPIA meeting on Fruit breeding and Genetics, September, 2011, Warsaw, Poland, Presentation.

Fahrentrapp J, Seibicke T, Kassemeyer HH (2010). “Characterization of the Necrosis Producing Protein NPPpv from Plasmopara viticola Belonging to the Nep1-like Protein Family (NLPs) and its Putative Role in the Host-Pathogen-Interaction”. 6th International Workshop of Grapevine Downy and Powdery Mildew, Bordeaux, France, ISBN 978-2-7380-1279-1.

Fahrentrapp J, Broggini GAL, Peil A, Malnoy M, Zini E, Kellerhals M, Gessler C (2010). “Fine Mapping of the Fire Blight Resistance Lcus in Malus robusta 5 on linkage group 3”. 12th International Workshop on Fire Blight, Warsaw, Poland, Presentation

Fahrentrapp J, Michl G, Breuer M (2008). “Establishing a Real Time PCR for the Detection of Common Types of Bois Noir Phytoplasmas.” 1st European Bois noir Workshop, Weinsberg, Germany, Poster.

Fahrentrapp J, Michl G, Breuer M (2008). “Re-Colonisation of Hyalesthes obsoletus in a Newly Terraced Vineyard.” 1st European Bois noir Workshop, Weinsberg, Germany, Presentation.

Breuer M, Fahrentrapp J, Michl G (2008). „Geographical Distribution of Bois Noir and Hyalesthes obsoletus in Baden (SW Germany)”. 1st European Bois noir Workshop, Weinsberg, Germany.