The JKI, Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof is proud to host the XIII. International Symposium on Grapevine Breeding and Genetics in 2022.
Back in the 1970s, Prof. Alleweldt, then head of the Institute for Grapevine Breeding Geilweilerhof in Siebeldingen, Germany, initiated the idea of an international conference as a forum for the dynamic field of grapevine breeding at the time. The idea was to initiate a conference series, that every four years brings together leading scientist in grapevine genetics and breeding at different winegrowing places around the world.
The first meeting took place in September 1973 at Geilweilerhof under the name „International Symposium on Vine Breeding“. Following symposia were held in Bordeaux, Davis and Verona, Siebeldingen, Yalta, Montpellier, Kecskemet, Udine, Geneva, Beijing, and Bordeaux. The 360 participants of the GBG2018 voted for Germany to host the next conference. Now after almost half a century the Congress is coming back again to Geilweilerhof.
The conference takes place in the historic Art Nouveau „Festhalle“ in Landau next to the southern wine route in Germany in the beautiful wine region „Palatinate“.
The conference will highlight current research topics in eight sessions and poster presentations on grapevine
- genetic resources
- biotic stress
- abiotic stress
- grape and wine quality
- big data management
- novel technologies
A technical tour will comprise excursions to JKI Geilweilerhof, DLR in Neustadt an der Weinstraße, and brings you to experience local wineries and their outstanding wines.
The conference dinner will be located in Annweiler am Trifels, towered by Trifels castle, one of the most important castles of the Middle Ages, where Richard the Lionheart the King of England was imprisoned 1193/1194. Meet your colleagues from all over the world in a picturesque landscape full of historic places. Post-conference tours will lead you to famous wine regions of Germany.
We hope you take the opportunity to make a fresh start after the pandemic and join the conference.
We are looking forward to see you soon in our famous region!