The overall and long-term goal of our work is to contribute by up-to-date teaching and by scientific
research to sustainable agricultural production systems in order to provide sufficient healthy food, feed
and renewable materials for human needs.
The Institute for Biotechnology in Plant Production participates with lectures and lab courses in the
teaching activities of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna. We are involved
in a range of courses for Bachelor and Master students for Applied Plant Sciences, Agricultural
Biology, Horticultural Sciences, Phytomedicine and Biotechnology.
In our research we focus on basic and applied research in the areas plant breeding, plant genetics
and phytopathology. The logical overlaps between these topics are plant-pathogen interaction,
genetics of disease resistance and breeding research for disease resistance. We almost exclusively
perform our own research work on agricultural crop plants, such as wheat, barley, maize, pumpkin.
We try to perform our research work inter-disciplinary. Whenever appropriate we cooperate in
research with colleagues in our department, with partners from other departments of BOKU and of course with research partners from outside our own university.
Contact: Univ.Prof. Hermann Bürstmayr
Further information: www.dnw.boku.ac.at/en/pz/