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Simone Klein

Scientific Research Focus

  • Influence of pre- and postharvest treatments on the ripe development and quality of apple and tomato fruits

  • Pre- and Postharvest effects of ripening inhibitor peptides on apple and tomato fruits

  • Peptide containers with reversible binding to fruit/vegetable surfaces

  • Wet chemical and non-invasiv (fluorescence) measurements


Academic Education

  • 2010 - 2013

    Bachelor in Agricultural Sciences, Focus: Plant Science, University of Bonn, Germany

  • 2013 - 2016

    Master in Crop Science, Focus: Production Ecology and Resource Conservation, University of Bonn, Germany

  • since 2016

    PhD student in Agricultural Science at University of Bonn, Germany
    Involved in Bioeconomy Science Center (BioSC) project RIPE (Ripening delay of climacteric fruits by peptides)


Selected Publications

  1. Kessenbrock, M.; Klein, S. M.; Müller, L.; Hunsche, M., Noga, G.; Groth, G. (2017). Novel Protein-Protein Inhibitor Based Approach to Control Plant Ethylene Responses: Synthetic Peptides for Ripening Control. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8(1528). [DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01528]
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