Director emeritus

Professor em. Dr Maarten Koornneef


Birgit Thron
Phone:+49 221 5062-401Fax:+49 221 5062-413

Department of Plant Breeding Genetics

Department of Plant Breeding Genetics

Please note that the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics was officially closed on 31 January 2016 with the retirement of Prof. Koornneef.


The following group will however continue the work at MPIPZ:

 The following groups have ceased their activities at MPIPZ completely:

  • Ales Pecinka (Genome and Epigenome Evolution)
  • Wim Soppe (Control of Seed Germination)
  • Maarten Koornneef (Analysis of Arabidopsis Natural Variation)
  • José Jiménez Gómez (Adaptive Genomics and Genetics)
  • Christiane Gebhardt (Potato Genome Analysis) 
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