Our research

The overall objective of our research is the development of methods and strategies with which the efficiency of plant breeding programs can be increased. We try to achieve this by following two research lines. The first is the development and optimized use of prediction methods. The second is the increase of selection gain by increasing the genetic diversity.

In both research lines, we are creating novel plant material, exploiting the possibilities of *omics technologies, and developing innovative biostatistical and quantitative genetic procedures.

For more information about the specific projects of our institute, please click on the pictures below.


Group Leader

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Stich

Institut für Quantitative Genetik & Genomik der Pflanzen
Universitätsstraße 1
ZSL 009
40225 Düsseldorf
Phone +49 211 81-13395


Ines Sigge

Building: 22.07
Floor/Room: 01.045
40225 Düsseldorf
Phone +49 211 81-13392
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