Events and Updates


Date Time Location Description
October 23, 2017 6 pm-7.30 pm R903, ABG9-11 Fresher´s welcome for new Agrigenomics students (WS 2017/18)


Excursions and field trips

Agrig005-Genomics in research and industry excursion: March 9-13, 2015

group_photoThe third semester Agrigenomics students have the opportunity to attend a five-day excursionin the context of the module “Agrig005-Genomics in research and industry“. During this excursion the students learn how genomic information is generated and applied at highly qualified research institutes on a large scale. They become acquainted with the application of high throughput techniques for genotyping, transcriptome, metabolome and proteome analysis and phenotyping to develop novel breeding strategies on the industrial level that aim to improve crop and animal production.This year, Agrigenomics students visited the following outstanding companies and research institutes in the field of plant and animal breeding research:

  • Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), Berlin
  • Metanomics, Berlin
  • RBB Rinderproduktion Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, Groß Kreutz
  • Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam
  • Bioeconomy Campus and Interdisciplinary Centre for Crop Research (IZN), Halle
  • Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gatersleben
  • Saaten-Union, Gatersleben
  • Institute of Farm Animal Genetics, Mariensee
  • Federal hybrid breeding program (BHZP), Dahlenburg-Ellringen


Agrig-018: NPZ excursion- May 17, 2016

rapeseed_NPZ2The plant breeding institute offers every year a field trip to the breeding company Norddeutsche Pflanzenzucht (NPZ) in Hohenlieth. Breeders of this traditional company provide an overview of the current status of rapeseed breeding in Germany and Europe. This field trip is a great opportunity for Agrigenomics students to get to know the most important breeding objectives in rapeseed as well as the breeding methods which are being applied by rapeseed breeders to improve the yield as well as oil and meal quality in one of the world’s most important oilseed crops.