The first cohort of DFG-funded PhD students began their research projects at JLU Giessen in April 2023. Five international students from India, Bangladesh, Nigeria and Germany will be working for the next four years on different approaches to accelerate genetic gain in sorghum and faba bean, including pangenome assembly, speed breeding, CRISPR gene editing and genomics-based crossing designs. Together with their peers at UQ they will also take benefit from interdisciplinary training activities, international lab exchanges and an optional industry internship to learn a broad range of skills for future plant breeding.
ACGG starts up at JLU Giessen
Updated: Jul 16, 2023