Zentrum für Integrierte Züchtungsforschung


Our mission is to improve agriculture and forestry and advance scientific discovery by enabling research and teaching across all branches of crop, tree, and animal breeding.
We strive to achieve this by building a strong and collaborative community of scientists and experts representing public and private institutions, all career stages, and using synergies across all branches of breeding.

3rd CiBreed Fall Workshop - SAVE THE DATE - October 14 & 15, 2021


The Center for Integrated Breeding Research cordially invites you to join the 3rd CiBreed Fall Workshop on Oct 14-15th 2021! Save the date!

Following our mission to bring together expertise from plant and animal breeding, we are trying to assemble a program looking at important topics from different perspectives. The opening session will be entitled “Ethical considerations in breeding”. It will encompass invited talks from several disciplines and cover topics related to modern biotechnologies such as genome editing, breeding goals in animals and implications of the Nagoya treaty. Confirmed speakers are Amber Hartman Scholz, Leibniz-Institut DSMZ, Jan Grossarth, LMU München, and Peter Sandøe (HEALTH University of Copenhagen). We are very much looking forward to lively discussions! Other sessions will be on hybrid breeding, machine learning (confirmed speaker: Jose Crossa, CIMMYT) and breeding programs. The workshop will be online and registration is free. Join!

The workshop will be online and registration is free. Join!


New managing director for CiBreed: Henner Simianer hands over to Tim Beissinger


The executive board of the Centre for Integrated Breeding Research (CiBreed) has elected Prof. Dr. Tim Beissinger as the new managing director of the Center at its meeting on December 1st, 2020.