German Plant Breeding Conference 2024 at Geisenheim University

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German Plant Breeding Conference 2024

“Accelerating Crop Genetic Gain”

19 – 21 March 2024

Geisenheim University, Germany

We are happy to announce that the next “German Plant Breeding Conference” in combination with the General Assembly of the Society for Plant Breeding (GPZ) will take place at Geisenheim University, Germany from 19-21 March 2024.

Under the theme „Accelerating Crop Genetic Gain“, there will be a high-quality scientific program covering the latest developments and innovations in plant breeding that can help to deliver accelerated rates of genetic gain to sustain and improve future agriculture.

There will be high-quality research contributions and networking events that bring together academic breeding research and commercial plant breeding. We are very excited to announce that we could already confirm keynote talks by Mark Cooper (University of Queensland, AU), Agnieszka Golicz (Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen; DE), Hans Daetwyler (Bayer CropScience, NL), Daniela Bustos-Korts (Universidad Austral de Chile, CL), Dorcus Gemenet (CGIAR-NARS, MX), Holger Puchta (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, DE). Further keynote speakers will be announced soon.

In addition, for the first time, a 1.5-day “Next Generation Breeders” workshop for doctoral candidates and postdocs will be held from 17-18 March, i.e. directly before the GPZ main conference. This is intended to offer the “breeders of tomorrow” a platform for scientific exchange and networking with invited experts. In this context, the “Young GPZ” will be founded by electing representatives who will be part of the GPZ board in the future.

Please mark the 19-21 March 2024 for the German Plant Breeding Conference 2024, and the 17-18 March 2024 for the Next Generation Breeders-Workshop in your calendars. Further details will be shared shortly.

If you are interested in supporting these important events as sponsor, please contact us directly under

We’re looking forward to welcoming you all in Geisenheim in March 2024!

Prof. Dr. Kai Voss-Fels

Pflanzenzüchtung – Plant Breeding

Hochschule Geisenheim University

Institute for Plant Breeding

Von-Lade-Str. 1, 65366 Geisenheim

Tel. +49 6722 502 126

Fax +49 6722 502 120