Group leader (retired since 01.04.2022): Prof. Dr. Henner Simianer
Prof. Dr. Armin Schmitt
We strive to develop and improve informatics and statistical methods to support crop and livestock breeding
Prof. Dr. Jose Martinez
We research the legal framework across all branches of crop, tree and animal breeding.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Kneib
Focused on flexible forms of regression models based on Bayesian inference approaches, our research lies at the interface between machine learning and statistical learning and can be applied to ecology, economics, forestry, genetics, medicine, etc.
Prof. Dr. Stefan Scholten
We are interested in the genetics and epigenetics of reproduction and hybridization as well as resistance and quality traits to support breeding by functional understanding and prediction of complex traits.
Prof. Dr. Olliver Gailing
We are interested in adaptation mechanisms and tree improvement at the molecular level.
Prof. Dr. Cathrin Westphal
We are interested in the effects of new cultivars and genotypes on productivity, functional agrobiodiversity and multiple ecosystem functions in different cropping systems and environments.
Prof. Dr. Jens Tetens
We are combining quantitative and molecular approaches to understand the genetics of functional traits related to animal health and resource efficiency.
Prof. Dr. Nils Stein
Plant Genetic Resources are an important source of the unknown crop variation – we use genomics and pan-genomics approaches to capture crop diversity at the species level.
Prof. Dr. Burkhard Morgenstern
We are developing software and algorithms for DNA and protein sequence analysis.
apl. Prof. Dr. Anne-Katrin Mahlein
At the IfZ, we are developing innovative sugar beet cultivation practices, considering all aspects of sugar beet production, like yield and quality forming, or plant diseases and protection as well as plant phenotyping, where we develop and use modern machines, sensors, robots, and analyzing tools.
Prof. Dr. Bertram Brenig
We are interested in the structural and functional analysis of mammalian genes and genomes and are investigating the cause of different important genetic traits and defects in domestic animals.
Prof. Dr. Tim Beissinger
We develop and study statistical, computational, and evolutionary methods that enable plant breeding and plant genetic analysis
Prof. Dr. Andreas von Tiedemann
We study life cycles of fungal pathogens and the interaction with their host plants in order to advance knowledge to manage plant diseases in agricultural crops.