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Institute of Farm Animal Genetics (ING)

Prof. Dr. Steffen Weigend

Head of Research Division Breeding and Genetic Resources


Telephone: +49 5034 871 5180
Fax: +49 5034 871 5143
Email contact

Höltystr. 10
31535 Neustadt

apl. Professor, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Dipl. Ing. agr., University of Leipzig



Main area of research is molecular genetics and genetic diversity in poultry, in particular the use of molecular markers for assessing and evaluating poultry genetic ressources.

Other positions

  • Former coordinator of a European chicken biodiversity project funded by the European Commission (AVIANDIV).
  • Member of the World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA), and chairman of the Working Group 3 “Breeding and Genetics” of the European Federation of WPSA,
  • Member of the International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG), and member of FAO/ISAG advisory group on farm animal genetic diversity
  • Chairman of the National Consortium for Conservation of Animal Genetic Diversity in Germany.
  • Managing Director of the German Gene Bank