GPZ 2014

GPZ 2014: Genetic Variation in Plant Breeding


GPZ_Logo_neuSeptember 23-25, 2014

Kiel, Germany

German Society for Plant Breeding



Session 1:  Natural Variation

Session 2:  Induced Mutations and Genetic Modification

Session 3:  Gene Introgression into Elite Material

Session 4: Perspectives for Breeding

Program as downloadable PDF



Invited Speakers:

  • Zhikang Li (CAAS, Beijing)
  • Detlef Weigel (MPI, Tübingen)
  • Andreas Graner (IPK Gatersleben)
  • Scott Allen Jackson (University of Georgia, Athens)
  • Amine Abbadi (NPZ Hohenlieth)
  • Joachim von Braun (University of Bonn)
  • Albrecht Melchinger (University of Hohenheim)
  • Josef Kraus (KWS Saat AG)
  • Beat Keller (University of Zürich)
  • Jochen Reif (IPK Gatersleben)

Evening Lecture

Poster Sessions

Industry Exhibition

Sunset cruise with Congress Dinner

Post Congress Tour




Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel

Am Botanischen Garten 1-9

24118 Kiel, Germany

Getting there

Campus Map [PDF]

Early Registration: before July 3, 2014

Late Registration: July 3 - August 20, 2014

Abstract submission: August 1, 2014


The congress dinner will take place during a sunset cruise on MS Adler Princess from the Kiel fjord to the Baltic Sea.

A post-congress tour is offered to the breeding company Norddeutsche Pflanzenzucht Hans-Georg Lembke KG (oilseed rape, legumes, forage grasses). The NPZ is located at Hohenlieth, close to Eckernförde, ca. 20 km away from the congress venue. The tour will start right after the end of the congress. Transport service will be offered.

Contact: Christian Jung, Plant Breeding Institute, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Am Botanischen Garten 1-9, 24118 Kiel,

Email: c.jung(at)

We thank our sponsors who help us to keep the registration fees low!


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(c) Photos: Biocentre, CAU Central Administration Building: Jürgen Haacks; University Library: Kröger/Dorfmüller