Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding

Dr. Barbara Vornam

Abteilung Forstgenetik und Forstpflanzenzüchtung
Büsgen-Institut
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Büsgenweg 2
37077 Göttingen
Tel.: 0551-393533
Fax.: 0551-399367
Email: bvornam1@gwdg.de

Career Path
1958 born in Marburg/Lahn

1977 - 1983 Studies of Chemistry at the Universities of Würzburg and Marburg

1982 - 1983 Diploma thesis in Biochemistry, University Marburg

1988 PhD (Dr.rer.nat.) in Biochemistry, University Marburg

1987-1990 Senior Scientist at the University of Marburg, Biochemisty (AK Kindl), with the task: Characterization of a genomic libraray of Vitis var. Optima for the identification of Stilben- Synthase- and Phenylalanin-Ammoniak-Lyase- Genes.

1990-1995 Senior Scientist at the University of Göttingen, Institute of Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding, involved in the following projects:
EU-project (BIO2CT-930373): "Development and adaptation of rapid
molecular screening technics for assessing genetic diversity in forest trees."
EU-project (AIR3CT93-0803): "Conservation, protection and restoration of low elevation mediterranean coniferous forests threatened by wildfires. "

1995-1997 Research (self-embloyed) in the field of molecular genetics of woody plants.

1997-2000 Schlorship Holder der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft in Göttingen.
Involved in the EU-Project (FAIR5-CT97-3386): ”Genetic diversity in river populations of European Black Poplar for evaluation of biodiversity, conservation strategies, naturedevelopment and genetic improvement.”

2000-2004 Senior Scientist at the TU München / Forest Genetics with workplace at the University of Göttingen, Institute of Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding, involved in the EU-project:
(QLK5-CT-2000-00349): “Importance of regulation mechanisms for the climatic adaptation of tree species (An example of Picea abies).”

since 2004 Senior Scientist at the University of Göttingen, Institute of Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding, involved in the following projects:
BMBF-project „DIGENFOR“ : “Naturally occurring nucleotide diversity in candidate genes for forest tree adaptation: magnitude, distribution and association with quantitative trait variation.” DFG-project: “Genetic processes in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) in the Chernobyl exclusion zone.”

Research Interests
· Molecualr Genetics of Plants
· Population Genetics of Forest Trees
· Epigenetics
· Forest Tree Breeding
· Forensic analysis of plants

Teaching: University teaching position for the lecture „ Breeding of Forest Trees“