Dr. Andreas Graner

Born in Heilbronn, Germany on 5 October 1957. Graduation 1980, Georg August University Göttingen, Agricultural Sciences; Masters 1984, Technical University Munich, Agricultural Sciences; Ph.D. 1987; Habilitation (Plant Breeding and Applied Genetics) 1996.

Post Doc 1987-96, Research Scientist 1996-97 Institute for Resistance Genetics, Gruenbach; Senior Scientist and coordinator, Plant Genome Resource Centre, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) 1997-99; Head, Federal Ex situ Genebank, IPK 1999 to date; Professor, Plant Genetic Resources, University of Halle, 1999 to date; Managing Director, IPK 2007 to date.

Awards/Honours: GSCS Kurt von Rümker Award, 1987; Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - Training Fellowship, 1988; Elected member, German Academy of Sciences LEOPOLDINA 2001; Gergor Mendel Foundation Gregor Mendel Innovation Award, 2004; SCRI Honorary Fellow, 2006; Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher, 2015

Research Areas: Crop Genomics, Genetic Diversity and Genebank

Address: Executive Director, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant, Research (IPK), Corrensstr. 3, 06466 Seeland OT Gatersleben, Germany;; [Tel: Off. +49-39482-5219; Email: graner@ipk-gatersleben.de]