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.
On October 9, 2017 the project network BayKlimaFit will present its first results in an interim report at the Innovations- und Gründerzentrum Biotechnologie (IZB) in Martinsried/Munich.
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The project network BayKlimaFit was introduced on a full-side spread in the latest issue of BayFOR News (Feburary 2017 issue, page 21 - German only). pdf
We are pleased to present the first publication of the project network BayKlimaFit from the subproject “Improving cold tolerance of maize”. Professor Dr. Chris-Carolin Schön and her team of theTechnical University of Munich generated the first reference sequence of a European Flint maize line (bioRxiv doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/103747).
Registration "Spring School 2017" in Herrsching am Ammersee (March 25 - April 1, 2017) and the International Conference "Selection Theory and Breeding Methodology" in Freising (March 23 - 24, 2017) are closed.