Institute of

Forest Genetics

Secretariat Großhansdorf

Irene Joraszik

Sieker Landstraße 2
22927 Großhansdorf
Phone: +49 4102 696 0
Fax: +49 4102 696 200

Location manager Waldsieversdorf

  • Volker Schneck

Secretariat Waldsieversdorf

Stefanie Mordau

Eberswalder Chaussee 3a
15377 Waldsieversdorf
Phone: 0334331570
Fax: +49 33433 157 199

Dr. rer. nat. Hans Hönicka

Employee in the Field of Activity Genome Research

Dr. rer. nat. Hans  Hönicka
Sieker Landstraße 2
22927 Großhansdorf
+49 (0) 4102 - 696 160
+49 (0) 4102 - 696 200

Work experience:

Since 2008:  Thünen Institute  of Forest Genetics (Thünen-Großhansdorf)

2002-2006:  Institute of Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding (BFH-Großhansdorf)


Ph.D.: University Hamburg (Dr. rer. nat.)

Biological sciences: University Simón Bolívar and University Hamburg (M.Sc.)

Research projects:

Consortium: "Priming in trees"

Priming: "Priming: an alternative approach for fast restistance induction in forest tree species"
Duration: 2017-2020

Activation tagging II: Detection of tagging activation using an inducible Ac/Ds enhancer element (DFG).
Duration: 2014-2017     

Flowercrop: Development of an early flowering system for poplar breeding and biosafety research (DFG)
Duration: 2011-2014   

SpeedBreed: Induction of early flowering in poplar an apple for a faster resistance breeding (BMELV/BLE)
Duration: 2011-2014    

BMBF-Biosicherheit: „Optimisation of biosafety research with transgenic plants“. Project: Reliability evaluation of male sterility systems in transgenic poplar
Duration: 2002-2006 (phase I and II), 2008-2011 (phase III)


Biosafety: Biosafety of transgenic trees: improving the scientific basis for safe tree development and implementation of EU policy directives EU-Cost Action FP0905
Duration: 2010-2014


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  1. Fladung M, Hönicka H, Kersten B (2016) Baumblüte im ersten Jahr. Forschungsfelder
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  2. Hönicka H (2016) Fast breeding of poplars and other tree species: future prospects and biosafety concerns. In: Poplars and other fast-growing trees - renewable resources for future green economies : 25th Session Berlin, Germany, 13 - 16 September 2016 ; Abstracts of submitted papers and posters. Rome: FAO, p 37
  3. Fladung M, Hönicka H (2016) Forstpflanzenzüchtung auf der Überholspur. AFZ Wald 71(14):21-23
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  4. Hönicka H, Lehnhardt D, Nunna S, Reinhardt R, Jeltsch A, Briones V, Fladung M (2016) Level of tissue differentiation influences the activation of a heat-inducible flower-specific system for genetic containment in poplar (Populus tremula L.). Plant Cell Rep 35(2):369-384, DOI:10.1007/s00299-015-1890-x
  5. Hönicka H, Lehnhardt D, Briones V, Nilsson O, Fladung M (2016) Low temperatures are required to induce the development of fertile flowers in transgenic male and female early flowering poplar (Populus tremula L.). Tree Physiol 36(5):667-677, DOI:10.1093/treephys/tpw015
  6. Hönicka H, Lehnhardt D, Ebbinghaus D, Fladung M (2015) Strategies for improving the induction of fertile flowers in male and female early flowering poplar. In: Vettori C, Vendramin GG, Paffetti D, Travaglini D (eds) IUFRO Tree Biotechnology 2015 Conference : "Forests: the importance to the planet and society" ; 8-12 June 2015, Florence, Italy ; Proceedings. Florenz: IUFRO, pp 499-503
  7. Hönicka H, Lehnhardt D, Fladung M (2014) Comparative effect of an early flowering gene construct and interspecific crossings on development of poplar hybrids. In: SPP1530 Symposium : Genetic variation of flowering time genes and applications for crop improvement, March 24-26,2014, Bielefeld. p 34
  8. Hönicka H, Lehnhardt D, Fladung M (2014) Differentiation level influence activity of an inducible tissue-specific approach for genetic containment in poplar. In: COST Action FP0905 Biosafety of Forest Transgenic Trees, March 4th to 5th, Rome, Italy. pp 1-3
  9. Hönicka H, Lehnhardt D, Nilsson O, Hanelt D, Fladung M (2014) Successful crossings with early flowering transgenic poplar: interspecific crossings, but not transgenesis, promoted aberrant phenotypes in offspring. Plant Biotechnol J 12(8):1066-1074, DOI:10.1111/pbi.12213
  10. Bentley AR, Jensen EF, Mackey IJ, Hönicka H, Fladung M, Hori K, Yano M, Mullet JE, Armstead IP, Hayes C, Thorogood D, Lovatt A, Morris R, Pullen N, Mutasa-Göttgens ES, Cockram J (2013) Chapter 1 : Flowering time. In: Kole C (ed) Genomics and breeding for climate-resilient crops : Vol. 2 target traits . Berlin: Springer, pp 1-66

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