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Susanne Dreisigacker

Wheat Molecular Breeding Laboratory Head

Susanne Dreisigacker seeks to understand the genetic basis of key traits in wheat breeding, and use this information in applying genomics-assisted breeding approaches in wheat improvement.

In close collaboration with the CIMMYT wheat breeders, she implements classical molecular breeding approaches such as marker-assisted selection and marker-assisted backcrossing. She’s also involved in developing proof of concept applications of new genomics strategies such as whole genome-association mapping and genomic selection. She gives wheat breeders access to the newest genotyping technologies and is involved in key initiatives in the area of molecular breeding like the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium and the Genomic and Open-source Breeding Informatics Initiative.