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.

CiBreed Seminar Series Winter Term 2022/23:
January 20 & 27, 10:15

We are pleased to announce the seminar series program for this winter semester.
Venue: L01 (Von-Siebold-Str. 6).
Our guest for the first lecture (January 20) will be Dr. habil. Bernd Degen from the Thünen-Institute of Forest Genetics, Großhansdorf, Germany, with the topic "SNPscan - a simulation model to optimize breeding strategies".
The second lecture (January 27) with the title "The cost effective phenomics" will be given by Prof. Dr. Yong Suk Chung of the Jeju National University, South Korea.
You are welcome to join the lectures. If you cannot come in person, you have the possibility to join the lectures via zoom.

4th CiBreed Fall Workshop - October 13 & 14, 2022


The Center for Integrated Breeding Research (CiBreed) cordially invites you to participate in the 4th CiBreed Fall Workshop on October 13-14, 2022.

Striving to integrate current breeding research from a variety of fields, we are assembling a program that will address important and innovative topics. The sessions are titled: "Hybrid Breeding and Heterosis", "Innovative Species", and "Innovative Technologies". An additional session will be held in honor of our founding member Prof. Dr. Henner Simianer.

Confirmed Speakers:
Malena Erbe, Bayerische Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft, Grub: "Assessing genomic prediction results – theoretical and practical aspects of validation"
Daniel Gianola, University of Wisconsin, Madison: "Machine learning in genomic prediction: where are we?“
Murukarthick Jayakodi, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben: "Recent Developments and Future Perspectives in faba bean Research"
Pieter Knap, Genus-PIC, Schleswig: "Pig breeding for improved sustainability"
Jochen Kumlehn, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben: "Site-directed genetic engineering in cereals - principles and applications"
Niels Müller, Thünen Institute of Forest Genetics, Großhansdorf: "Natural variation in forest trees - from single-gene sex determination to polygenic adaptation"
Georg Thaller, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel: "Crossbreeding schemes in cattle"
Arend van Peer, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen: "Breeding for mushrooms and alternative fungal applications"
Steffen Weigend, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Neustadt: "Phylogenetic studies in the chicken in the course of time"
Jianbing Yan, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan: "Big data driven maize quantitative genetic studies"

Here is the link to the Workshop program.

We cordially invite you to attend the workshop in person. Our venue is the Alfred-Hessel-Saal in the historical building of the State and University Library, Papendiek 14, 37073 Göttingen. Poster sessions during extended coffee and lunch breaks and a dinner on October 13 will provide ample opportunities for networking and individual discussion.

The workshop will be hybrid (i.e., online participation via Zoom will also be possible). Registration is free (registration deadline: October 9). Join!