BayFor News Publication

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


First BayKlimaFit Publication

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).


Conference and Spring School

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 open now.


BayKlimaFit subproject is presenting on the Landesgartenschau (Bavarian State Garden Show)

On June 23rd, 2016 Prof. Mustroph explained visitors of the Landesgartenschau which strategies plants have developed to survive flooding.

More information (in German language only)


Award for project partner

We are pleased to announce that on June 21st 2016 Prof Chris-Carolin Schön (Chair of Plant Breeding at the Technical University Munich) was awarded the Max Schönleutner medal.

For more information see http://www.msgw.de/http://www.msgw.de/ (in German language only).


more press articles

top agrarOnline, 26.05.2016 (German language only)

farmer, 24.05.2016 (Polish language only)

einBlick (University Würzburg), 23.05.2016 (German language only)

ScienceDaily, 17. Mai 2016

Artikel Nürnberger Nachrichten (Altmühl-Bote), 18. April 2016 (German language only)

Artikel Mittelbayerische Zeitung, 9. May 2016 (German language only)


Kick off meeting for BayKlimaFit was a huge success

On 14th April 2016 the kick off meeting for the project network “BayKlimaFit – Strategies for the adaptation of crop plants to climate change” was held at the Munich Residence. After a brief welcome speech by the president of the Technical University Munich, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang A. Herrmann, the Bavarian State Minister Ms. Ulrike Scharf took over. She introduced the audience to the problems of climate change and presented the research cluster. With a symbolic sponsorship check she handed over to the research teams the project network was officially kicked off. Representatives of the 9 individual subprojects then provided details of their scientific objectives to the public. About 140 guests from all over Germany attended the event.

Special thanks to all helpers and guests who contributed to make this kick off meeting a big success.


Press release Bavarian State Ministry of the Environmental and Consumer Protection (German language only)

Press release TU Munich (German language only)

Press release University Bayreuth (German language only)

Press release University Regensburg (Wochenblatt), 22. April 2016 (German language only)