Exploring plant genetics research opportunities with German institute

Participants of the Executive Board meeting of GCP held at IPK, Gatersleben, Germany.

Dr Rajeev Varshney, Director, Centre of Excellence in Genomics (CEG), visited the Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) in Gatersleben, Germany on 11-13 March to explore opportunities for future research collaboration. There he met leading scientists Andreas Graner (Managing Director), Jochen Reif (Head, Department of Cytogenetics), Nils Stein, Andreas Boerner and Nese Sreenivasulu. IPK is Dr Varshney’s former workplace.

Dr Varshney was at the Institute to attend the 10th Executive Board meeting of the CGIAR Generation Challenge Programme (GCP), where he reported the progress made under the Comparative and Applied Genomics Theme and Research Initiative – Comparative Genomics that he leads.

Source: ICRISAT Happenings