Dr. Oliver Gailing

Research scientist
Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding
Georg-August-University Göttingen
Büsgenweg 2
D-37077 Göttingen

Email: ogailin@gwdg.de

Personal Data, Career Path
1967 born in Velbert, Germany
1990-1994 studies of Biology, Bochum University, Germany
1994-1996 Research Associate at the Institute of Systematic Botany, Bochum University
1996-2000 PhD studies at the Leibniz-Institute Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research in Gatersleben (IPK-Gatersleben)
2000 PhD in Genetics (Halle University, Germany)
2000-2002 Postdoc at the IPK-Gatersleben
2002-2008 lecturer at the Department of Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding
since 2008- senior scientist in Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding, Göttingen University

Research interests

Population Genetics of Forest Trees
Conservation Genetics
Ecological Genetics
Genetic Mapping and QTL analyses (oaks)
Biodiversity Research
Genetic Responses of Plants to the Environment
Human Impact on Genetic Structures
Phylogeny of Dipterocarpaceae
Forensic Genetics

Selected ongoing and recently completed Research projects

Genetic variation of beech in biodiversity exploratories (DFG)
Nuclear diversity of genes involved in the adaptation of trees to changing environmental conditions (DIGENFOR) (BMBF, GABI)
Evolution of trees as drivers of terrestrial biodiverity (EVOLTREE, EU)
Research of diversity in beech populations (Fagus sylvatica) in Greece (DAAD)
Analysis of chloroplast DNA markers and bud phenology in selected oak stands (Q. robur L.) in Germany (State NRW)

Lectures in Forest Genetics and Molecular wood biotechnology