AgriGenomics, Master

Ort, Datum, Zeitpunkt, Hörsaal:

Audimax (Christian-Albrechts-Platz 2)
Dienstag, 13.03.2018, 11.50 - 12.30 Uhr, Hörsaal D


Prof. Dr. Daguang Cai

Studiengang und Abschluss:


  • Ein-Fach-Masterstudiengang, Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Einige Inhalte der Veranstaltung:

What is agricultural genomics?
Genomics is the study of plant and animal genomes. Agricultural genomics (AgriGenomics) is the application of genomics in agriculture to improve the production of crops and livestock.

Why study AgriGenomics?
In the past decade the knowledge of genome composition and gene function has increased tremendously. The shift from single gene to whole genome analysis and the complete sequencing of higher eukaryotic genomes offer the possibility to study how all genes work together. These recent developments in genomics have great impact on agricultural research. Genome resequencing will give further insights into evolutionary processes and how modern crops and livestock arose from their ancestors. Furthermore, we can genotypically select individuals based on whole genome sequences or whole genome chip arrays.
There is an increasing demand for specialists who understand both, the fundamentals of agricultural production and the application of genomics for breeding and cultivation of crops and livestock.

The new international Master´s Program AgriGenomics
Due to the growing importance of genomics in plant and animal breeding, the Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel is establishing a new international Master's Degree Program in Agricultural Genomics which has been launched in October 2011 after accreditation by a national accreditation agency.

This newly designed full time post-graduate Master's Program is intended for students who hold a Bachelor's degree in agriculture or a related field with fundamental knowledge in genetics, botany and zoology. Classes will be held in English and are open for students from all over the world with interest in agriculture as well as in molecular biology.

Career Perspectives
The Master's Program AgriGenomics in Kiel will concentrate on teaching the most current knowledge in the application of genomic techniques for improving crops and livestock. As the program is not limited to either animal or plant sciences, it will offer multidisciplinary qualification in the field of agricultural genomics to prepare the students for a broad spectrum of job positions.

Students specialized in AgriGenomics will be qualified to take a leading position in life science and breeding companies to apply genome techniques for breeding and improvement of crop and animal production. Moreover, with an MSc in AgriGenomics students will be highly qualified to begin a doctoral course to start a career in science or research and development.