BioHighTech for Plant Breeding

Workshop in Gatersleben


Cutting-edge plant science and modern plant breeding relies on advanced technologies to tackle global challenges like changing climatic conditions and diseases.


At our workshop, we’ll dive into the BioTech-Campus “Green Gate Gatersleben”, an internationally renowned research site in which academic and private institutions apply high technologies such as phenomics, genomics, data science, and artificial intelligence tools to foster plant research.


On day 1, the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) will give insights into its major research infrastructures as well as advanced data analysis tools. We will visit the Federal ex-situ gene bank, one of the world’s largest germplasm collections, and the PhenoSphere with its highly controlled environmental conditions and innovative rhizotron and container system for phenotyping.


On day 2, two companies at the interface will open their facilities for the PLANT 2030 ACADEMY. TraitGenetics and SU Biotec conduct applied plant science and offer various services for plant breeding. Here, we will gain insights into high-throughput genotyping, double haploids techniques and marker analyses as well as career opportunities for plant scientists.



• The workshop is free of charge. However, travel and accommodation costs must be covered individually. The costs may be reimbursed for scientists working on PLANT 2030 projects, if no grant money is left.

• We reserved hotel rooms in Quedlinburg that you may book. You will get further details with the approval of your registration.



• The workshop is open to all early-stage plant scientists. In case the number of persons enrolled exceeds the capacity of the event, people working on BMBF funded projects will be prioritized.

• Registration will open February 14.

• Registration closes when the maximum number of participants is reached ("first come, first serve") or latest March 20.

• You will receive a confirmation of registration or a rejection after registration is closed, i.e. latest end of March.

• With a confirmatory response you will get all information on schedule, room contingent for accommodation and further organizational remarks.


*Registration is closed now*