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Genetics of adaptation to novel environmental challenges

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The CRC TRR 341 "Plant Ecological Genetics" is a transregional collaborative research centre funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Researchers from the University of Cologne (UoC) and the Heinrich-Heine-University (HHU) in Düsseldorf team up with their colleagues from the  Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) , the Ruhr University in Bochum (RUB), the Philipps University in Marburg (UMR), the University of Potsdam (UP), and the Julius Kühn-Institut in Sanitz (JKI) to work in identifying the genetic mechanisms of trait variation promoting plant adaptation to environmental changes.

The CRC TRR 341 is organized in two scientific areas counting together 19 research projects. The integrated graduate programme in Ecological Genetics (GEcoGen) provides early-career researchers a training environment for developing scientific and professional expertise in both Molecular Biology and Ecology.