January 2021 to December 2024



Dr. Elisa Senger

Building 06.5 / Room 2004a

+49 2461/61-84215



Research to optimize strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.

The project BreedingValue focuses on research regarding strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, which are appreciated for their taste and healthy properties. In particular, resilience to environment, pests and diseases as well as fruit sensory attributes need to be improved to increase the product quality and sustainability of cultivation. To facilitate enhanced breeding strategies, BreedingValue joins experts in nature conservation, genetics, genomics, breeding, biotechnology, biochemistry, phytopathology, bioinformatics, statistics and berry production in a large European network.

Most BreedingValue partners were already involved in previous berry research projects and contribute not only their extensive knowledge but also previously generated data and plant material collections. Some partners are experienced berry breeders who provide further plant accessions and know exactly the needs and requirements of the berry markets.

Within BreedingValue, the IBG-4 is responsible for the collection, adaptation and integration of the obtained data enhanced by further data from published and historic sources. Crucial insights will be gained especially from the analysis of combined datasets, which enables detection of unraveled correlations between e.g. traits/phenotypes and genotypes. The project outcome will be an extensive database that provides user-friendly data visualization, a portfolio of plant accessions that are fully characterized and can be used for breeding as well as knowledge and breeding tools for more efficient breeding towards newly defined breeding goals.

Find more informatione here.

Our latest publication in BreedingValue

The BreedingValue project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101000747.