CiBreed Divisions

Animal Breeding and Genetics

Commissionary Management: Prof. Dr. Jens Tetens
Group leader (retired since 01.04.2022): Prof. Dr. Henner Simianer

Breeding Informatics

Prof. Armin Schmitt
Prof. Dr. Armin Schmitt
We strive to develop and improve informatics and statistical methods to support crop and livestock breeding

Chair of Agricultural and Public Law

Prof. Martinez
Prof. Dr. Jose Martinez
We research the legal framework across all branches of crop, tree and animal breeding.

Chairs of Statistics and Econometrics

Prof. Thomas
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.

Crop Plant Genetics

Prof Stefan Scholten
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.

Forest Botany and Tree Physiology

Prof. Dr. Andrea Polle

Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding

Prof. Gailing Oliver
Prof. Dr. Olliver Gailing
We are interested in adaptation mechanisms and tree improvement at the molecular level.

Friedrich-Löffler Institute: Institute of Farm Animal Genetics

apl. Prof. Dr. Steffen Weigend

Functional Agrobiodiversity

Prof Cathrin
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.

Functional Breeding

Prof. Jans Teten
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.

Genomics of Plant Genetic Resources

Prof. Nils Stein
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.

Institute for Microbiology and Genetics

Prof. Dr. Burkhard Morgenstern
Prof. Dr. Burkhard Morgenstern
We are developing software and algorithms for DNA and protein sequence analysis.

Institute of Sugar Beet Research

Prof. Mahlein
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.

Institute of Veterinary Medicine

Prof. Bertram
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.

Marketing for Food and Agricultural Products

Prof. Dr. Achim Spiller

Plant Breeding Methodology

Prof. Tim
Prof. Dr. Tim Beissinger
We develop and study statistical, computational, and evolutionary methods that enable plant breeding and plant genetic analysis

Plant Pathology and Crop Protection

Prof. Dr. Andreas
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.