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.

4th CiBreed Fall Workshop - October 13 & 14, 2022 - Save the date!


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"
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"

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. 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. Join!


We would be very pleased about your contributions to our conference!
We invite you to share your latest research with the CiBreed community by presenting a poster or a short (15 + 5 min) oral presentation.
Send your abstracts of about 300 words (excluding title, authors, and affiliations) as a .docx file by September 9 to the scientific organizer of this workshop: Prof. Dr. Stefan Scholten: stefan.scholten@uni-goettingen.de


CiBreed Seminar Series Summer Term 2022:
June 8 & 29, 16:15 – online

We are pleased to announce the seminar series program for this summer semester, which will be held online via Zoom on Wednesday, June 8 and June 29 at 4:15pm.
Our guest for the first lecture (June 8) will be Prof. Dr. Chiedozie Egesi from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria, with the topic "NextGen Cassava Breeding: genetic improvements for a crop with global food security".
The second lecture (June 29) will be given by Dr. Niels Müller of theThünen Institute of Forest Genetics, Germany, on "Unlocking trees' natural genetic variation for trait prediction - from sex chromosomes to pan-genomes".
You are welcome to join the lectures via zoom.