Erika Krüger holds a degree in horticulture sciences after studies at the Leibniz University Hannover. She obtained a PhD from that University, Institute of Pomology and Nursery Production, in 1983 followed by a Professional Qualification (including Teaching Certificate) for Public Sector (Agriculture) Employment at the Regierungspräsidium Cologne in 1985. From 1986 to 1988 she worked as a research leader and subject teacher for Pomology and Nursery production at the research station Auweiler-Friesdorf of the Landwirtschaftskammer Rhineland. Since June 1988 she is working as a scientist and as deputy head the Institute of Pomology at Geisenheim University. Erika Krüger is a member of the German Horticultural Society and of the ISHS, ‘Section Vine and Berry Fruits, Workgroups ‘Rubus and Ribes Species’ as well as ‘Strawberry Culture and Management’. She is active as external reviewer of several scientific journals. Since March 2016 she is heading the Work Package 1 of the EU-Project GoodBerry (Horizon 2020, Grant Agreement Number 679303).