Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. Nils Stein

Leibniz Institut of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) Seeland, Germany

Research Interest:
Understanding crop plant genomes at the structural and functional level is of critical importance for both conservation and efficient use of Genetic Resources. In this context, my research is at the forefront of plant breeding by developing genomic tools, mapping of agronomic traits and identifying the underlying genes in barley, wheat and rye. In addition, new ways are being explored to deploy genomic information for the advancement of both conservation management and utilization of ex situ collections.

Scientific Career
German Diploma in Biology in ’93, University of Kaiserslautern; PhD in Genetics in ‘97, Hohenheim University; Postdoc at Zurich University until late 2001; since then IPK: co- group-leader from 2007, own group since 2015, since 2019 dual appointment with Georg- August University of Göttingen as Prof. of Genomics of Plant Genetic Resources.

Awards and fellowships
Günter und Anna Wricke Forschungspreis, March 15, 2010; Adjunct Professor in the School of Agriculture & Environment, University of Western Australia (2015-2022); IWGSC Leadership Award 2016, 2021 medal from the Royal Physiographic Society inLund.

Board activities (selection)
a.o.: ROC of CRC projects CTAG2 and 4DWHEAT, Canada, 2016-2025; Chair of “International Barley Genome Sequencing Consortium” (Since Jan 2008); SAB of ‘West German Genome Center’ since 2018; IAB of Research Center of the Region Hana for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research (CR Hana), Czech-Republic, since 2019; SAB of NOVOCROPS project Denmark, since 2020.

Publications: (as of 03/2021)

Web of Science: >200 papers, h-index: ISI = 59; Google Scholar = 69, 2018 Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher (Cross-Field)