Dr. Albrecht E. Melchinger

Born in Aalen, Germany on 4 March 1949. Educated at University of Stuttgart, 1971-76; University of Hohenheim, 1977-84; Ph.D 1984.

Professor Emeritus of Applied Genetics and Plant Breeding, Institute of Plant Breeding, Seed Science and Population Genetics, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, 2019 to date.

Research Geneticist, University of Hohenheim, 1980-84; Assistant Professor, University of Hohenheim, 1984-88; Visiting Scientist, Iowa State University, 1988-90; Director, Institute of Plant Breeding and Seed Science, University of Hohenheim, 1993-97 and 2002-06; Vice-Dean (Dean-Elect, Past-Dean), Faculty of Agriculture, University of Hohenheim, 1996, 2000; Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Hohenheim, 1997-99.

Awards/Honours: Gamma Sigma Delta Honour of Society of Agriculture (1978); Offered position of Full Professor "Corn Breeding", Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, USA (2000); Offered, position of Full Professor of "Maize Breeding" and "Director of the Raymond Baker Center for Plant Breeding", Iowa State University (2002); Editorial board member of Maydica 1993 to date, Plant Breeding 1992-2000, Euphytica 1994-1997, Assoc. Editor Crop Science, 2001-2004; Editor-in-Chief of Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 2006 to date; Member of Scientific Committee for the International Congress on "Genetics and Exploitation of Heterosis in Crops" organized and hosted by CIMMYT in Mexico City, 1997; Chair of Program and of Organizing committees for the International Congress on "Heterosis in Plants" organized and hosted by the University of Hohenheim, 2009; Member of Scientific Advisory Board for the Eiselen-Foundation, Ulm supporting research on international agriculture (2005 to date); Member of Scientific Advisory Board for the Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm, 2008 to date; Member of Steering Committee, EUCARPIA, Biometrics in Plant Breeding, 2003 to date, and Steering Committee, EUCARPIA section, Maize and Sorghum, 2008 to date.

Fellow: Crop Science Society of America, 2004; American Society of Agronomy, 2009; Honorary doctorate degree: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences,Vienna, Austria, 2019.

Research Areas: Quantitative genetics, hybrid breeding, heterosis, QTL and association mapping

Address: Professor Emeritus, Institute of Plant Breeding, University of Hohenheim, 70593 Stuttgart, Germany; [Tel: +49-711-459-2334; Email: melchinger@uni-hohenheim.de]