Hands-on plant breeding at NPZ

May 09, 2022 – May 12, 2022 Groß Lüsewitz / Poel Island

Hands-on plant breeding at NPZ

The Summer School "Hands-on Plant Breeding" will take place at the renowned breeding company NPZ (Norddeutsche Pflanzenzucht Hans-Georg Lembke) in Groß Lüsewitz and Poel Island and JKI (Julius Kühn Institute) in Groß Lüsewitz .

Topics include testing resistance, marker lab, phytopathology, crossing, commercial breeding and assessment of plants. We will have a look on different crops ranging from rape seed and legumes to grasses. You will gain insights into the work routines of a breeding company and hands-on training.

Registration info:

  • The summer school is open to all young plant scientists. In case the number of persons enroled exceeds the capacity of the event, PhD students and Postdocs working on BMBF funded projects will be prioritized.
  • Registration closes when the maximum number of participants is reached ("first come, first serve") or at the latest March 31. 
  • You will receive a confirmation of registration or a rejection after registration is closed.
  • With a confirmatory response you will get all information on schedule, room contingent for accommodation and further organization remarks.
  • Prerequisite for participation is a complete corona immunization including booster vaccination and a test before the start.

Organization info (time, place, accommodation, costs):

  • On the evening of May 9, we invite you for dinner and a peer-coaching barcamp as a warm-up in Rostock.
  • The actual summer school takes place May 10-12.
  • We reserved rooms in a Hotel in Rostock (82,50 € pPpN incl. breakfast). You will get the booking details with your approval of registration.
  • Transportation during the Summer School is organized.
  • The summer school is free of charge. Travel and accommodation costs have to be covered individually, but may be reimbursed for young scientists working on BMBF funded plant science projects.

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