Institute of

Forest Genetics

Secretariat Großhansdorf

Irene Joraszik

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

Secretariat Waldsieversdorf

Rosi Adler

Eberswalder Chaussee 3a
15377 Waldsieversdorf
Phone: +49 33433 157 0
Fax: +49 33433 157 199

Dr. Birte Pakull

Dr. Birte  Pakull
Sieker Landstraße 2
22927 Großhansdorf
+49 4102 696 140
+49 4102 696 200

1998-2005 Academic studies, Biology, University of Hamburg

Diploma thesis: Molecular characterization of phytosulfokine-precursor homologous genes (ZmPSK) in maize (Zea mays L.)

2007-2010 phD thesis, TI-Institute of Forest Genetics, Genetic mapping and sex determination in aspen (Populus tremula L./Populus tremuloides Michx.)

2011-2015: Employee, TI-Institute of Forest Genetics, “Genome Research“  

Since 2015: Employee: TI-Institute of Forest Genetics, “Center of Compentence on the Origin of Timber“ 


Marker for sex in aspen:



  • DNA Timber
  • Analyses: origin of timber samples


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  1. Wojacki J, Eusemann P, Ahnert D, Pakull B, Liesebach H (2019) Genetic diversity in seeds produced in artificial Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) stands of different size. Forest Ecol Manag 438:18-24, DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2019.02.012
  2. Chaves CL, Degen B, Pakull B, Mader M, Honorio E, Ruas P, Tysklind N, Sebbenn AM (2018) Assessing the ability of chloroplast and nuclear DNA gene markers to verify the geographic origin of Jatoba (Hymenaea courbaril L.) timber. J Heredity 109(5):543-552, DOI:10.1093/jhered/esy017
  3. Mader M, Pakull B, Blanc-Jolivet C, Paulini-Drewes M, Bouda ZH-N, Degen B, Small I, Kersten B (2018) Complete chloroplast genome sequences of four Meliaceae species and comparative analyses. Int J Mol Sci 19(3):701, DOI:10.3390/ijms19030701
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  4. Kersten B, Mader M, Müller NA, Schröder H, Pakull B, Blanc-Jolivet C, Liesebach H, Liesebach M, Degen B, Fladung M (2017) Application of NGS to develop molecular markers for monitoring and selection purposes in the context of climate change. In: International Union of Forest Research Organizations (ed) IUFRO 125th anniversary congress 2017 : 18-22 September 2017, Freiburg, Germany.
  5. Kersten B, Pakull B, Fladung M (2017) Genomics of sex determination in dioecious trees and woody plants. Trees 31:1113-1125, DOI:10.1007/s00468-017-1525-7
  6. Mader M, Kersten B, Pakull B, Blanc-Jolivet C, Degen B (2016) Assembly of tropical tree chloroplast genomes from NGS genome skimming data. In: 4th Plant Genomics Congress : Poster Presentation Abstract ; London, UK ; 9.5.2016-10.5.2016. London, p 21
  7. Pakull B, Mader M, Kersten B, Ekue MR, Bouka Dipelet UG, Paulini M, Bouda ZH-N, Degen B (2016) Development of nuclear, chloroplast and mitochondrial SNP markers for Khaya sp.. Conserv Genet Resources 8(3):293-297, DOI:10.1007/s12686-016-0557-4
  8. Pakull B, Kersten B, Lüneburg J, Fladung M (2015) A simple PCR-based marker to determine sex in aspen. Plant Biol 17(1):256-261, DOI:10.1111/plb.12217
  9. Schmitt U, Koch G, Meier D, Erasmy N, Pakull B, Fladung M (2015) Lignin distribution in secondary xylem walls of genetically Modified Poplar Trees. In: 5th International Scientific Conference on Hartwood Processing 2015 : International Academy of Wood Science - Annual Meeting ; Proceedings ; September 15-17, 2015 ; Quebec City, Canada. pp 182-189
  10. Kersten B, Pakull B, Vettori C, Fladung M (2015) TOZ19 is a Y haplotype-specific gene in aspen. 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 236-237

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