Annette Reineke holds a degree in agricultural sciences with a focus on plant production after studies at the universities of Bonn and Stuttgart Hohenheim. She obtained a PhD from the University of Hohenheim, Institute of Phytomedicine in 1998, followed by two years of postdoctoral work at the University of Adelaide, Australia. From 2001 to 2005 she worked as a scientist at the Institute of Phytomedicine, University of Hohenheim, with a habilitation in 2006 in the field of plant protection and entomology. After that she was employed as a group leader in the Department of Entomology, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena. Since Mai 2006 she is heading the Department of Crop Protection and is holding a professorship for crop protection in viticulture and horticulture at Geisenheim University. Annette Reineke is a member of the scientific advisory board of the National Action Plan on Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products, is a representating president of the German Society of General and Applied Entomology, a member of the editorial board of scientific journals and a reviewer for national and international organisations and research foundations. Since September 2017 she is the vice president for research at Geisenheim University.