Center for Integrated Breeding Research
Establishment of an European-wide unique "Centre for Integrated Breeding Research"
The Center for Integrated Breeding Research at the University of Göttingen aims to bring together the expertise of plant and animal breeding and forest genetics with findings from natural and social sciences in order to establish an internationally visible position in this field.
The integration of plant and animal breeding opens up synergies and enables the fast and efficient development of new methods. Breeding is not reduced to classical, quantitative-genetic or genomic breeding methods, but important aspects such as sustainability, economy and social acceptance are also considered.
The Center is financially supported by international leading companies in plant and animal breeding, allowing the funding of four additional professorships in the field of animal and plant breeding.
The CiBreed is coordinating the new master program "Integrated Plant and Animal Breeding" (iPAB) which will help to meet the strong demand for well-educated breeding specialists in industry and science.
Inaugural Lecture by Nils Stein
Prof. Dr. Nils Stein held his inaugural lecture on January 16th, 2019 at the University of Göttingen. Prof. Dr. Elke Pawelzik welcomed him at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences as the new professor for "Genomics of Plant Genetic Resources". The professorship was established together with the IPK Gatersleben .
New professors for CiBreed
We are looking forward to welcoming the following new professors:
- Prof. Dr. Timothy M. Beissinger (Plant Breeding Methodology)
- Prof. Dr. Stefan Scholten (Crop Plant Genetics)
- Prof. Dr. Nils Stein (Genomics of Plant Genetic Resources)