who we are

The life science industry is characterized by amazing scientific insights and innovations that guarantee long-term growth. In this context, more than ever before, plant biotechnology is seen as a future technology that has a wide range of applications:


  • Development and optimization of processes to increase the efficiency of plant production
  • Development of sustainable production processes
  • Acceleration and support of classical plant breeding through biotechnological methods
  • Creation of plants with pathogen and pest resistance and increased tolerance to abiotic stress through the use of genetic engineering
  • Development of robust plants for hitherto unusable cultivable land
  • Optimization of the production of renewable raw materials
  • Development and optimization of plants as a source of pharmaceutical raw materials and molecular farming
  • Long-term conservation of gene resources


However, public perception is often contradictory. The Plant Biotechnology Society therefore sees itself as an attentive, factual and critical companion of the new developments in basic research and the applications of "green biotechnology." It is a competent partner and advisor for politics, the public, organizations and associations and sees itself as a partner for other scientific societies in the various fields of plant biology.

our activities

Through the organization of scientific symposia, workshops and exchange of experience we contribute to education and training, disseminate new knowledge and developments, and promote the application of scientific knowledge in practice. At the same time, the scientific events and manifold working contacts should serve to bring together basic and applied research with practice. In addition, the additional funding provided through funding memberships are mainly used to organize workshops in innovative and seminal areas, as well as progress seminars on topics that are developing at a particularly rapid pace or that are reflected in politics and society in a contradictory manner.


The focus of the work are the following methodological topics:

  •  Cell and tissue culture
  •  Gene transfer in ornamental and crop plants
  •  New Breeding Technologies
  •  Marker-assisted breeding
  •  Molecular biological pathogen diagnostics
  •  Preservation of genetic diversity
  •  Biological safety research
  • Innovative biotechnological methods of plant breeding