IRTG 2843 "Accelerating Crop Genetic Gain", a cooperation between Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany and The University of Queensland, Australia, was one of two new International Research Training Groups approved by the DFG in November 2022 for a first funding phase of five years beginning April 1, 2023. Germany's Julius Kühn Institute (KI) in Quedlinburg, the Federal Institute for Crop Research, and Hochschule Geisenheim University (HGU) are associated partners. ACGG is Germany's first IRTG focussed specifically on plant breeding research. Participating UQ researchers met in Giessen in November with colleagues from JLU and HGU to celebrate the funding decision and begin planning for the next five years of joint research and PhD student training (image).
JLU press release (German)