Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany (MPIPZ)

Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ)The Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) provides one of the best environments in Europe for plant science. The MPIPZ employs about 400 individuals, including 200 scientists, and is divided in four research departments with a focus on the evolution, genetic make-up, development, and environmental interactions of plants. The MPIPZ conducts basic molecular biological research on plants with the goal of developing more efficient breeding techniques and environmentally sound plant protection strategies for crops.

The department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, headed by Prof. Koornneef, has long-standing experience in the study of natural and induced genetic variation at the molecular level.

Members:
Dr. Wim Soppe (lead partner)
Prof. Dr. Maarten Koornneef
Dr. Renier van der Hoorn
Dorothee Wozny
Natanael Viñegra