• bumblebees at work

  • recurrent selection - quick improvement for resistance to anthracnose in red clover

     left: improved variety
    right: initial population

  • rust in Kentucky bluegrass

  • selection for tolerance to temporary drought stress

  • germination test

  • cold storage

  • germinator


Session 1: Natural diversity – a valuable source for breeding 

This session will include studies on genetic diversity of ecotypes and breeding germplasm, the use of species mixtures, interspecific hybridization and gene bank accessions

Session 2: Characterizing genetic diversity – the basis for selection

This session will include trait characterisation (including modern phenotyping) and studies on the genetic control of traits including QTL analyses, genome-wide association studies as well as new information on genomics, genetics and physiology

Session 3: Strategies to optimally exploit genetic diversity

This session will include breeding strategies such as genomic selection, hybrid breeding, etc.

Session 4: “Minor” and “new” species – solution for future challenges

This session is focused on the potential and breeding of new and  “minor species” to fulfil the needs under changing climatic and economic conditions