Climate change is one of the biggest challenges for mankind. It is a global phenomenon with regional implications. A successful and effective climate policy is based on knowledge, an understanding of the findings of an up to date and application-oriented climate research. To face those challenges of the future, the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection is funding the project network “BayKlimaFit – Strategies for the adaptation of crop plants to climate change”. The cooperation will gain important insights into the adaptation of crop plants to climate change and will make a contribution to the Bavarian climate adaption strategy.
Relevance and timeliness of this topic as well as the outstanding expertise of the Bavarian research in the field of plant sciences is visible through participation of experts from all over Bavaria. The project network will investigate which mechanisms enable the adaptation of crop plants to climate change and the resulting environmental conditions.
Cooperation partner from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Munich (Plant Genome and System Biology) participated in decoding the wheat genome
Münchner Merkur (pdf-file) from 17. August 2018 (German only)
President’s Medal - Society of Experimental Biology (UK)
SEB President's Medal 2018 in plant biology was awarded to Prof. Caroline Gutjahr for outstanding merit.
Prof. Chris-Carolin Schön received the Bavarian Order of Merit (Bayerischer Verdienstorden) for her engagement for the state of Bavaria. The Order of Merit has been presented in a ceremony by the Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder on 27th of June 2018.
see article of the Münchner Merkur from 23.06.2018 (German only)
Press release TU Munich fom 27.06.2018 (German only)
articel Münchner Merkur from 28.06.2018 (German only)
Samerberger Nachrichten from 28.06.2018 (German only)