Hochschule Geisenheim University (HGU)
Hochschule Geisenheim University (HGU) is a public higher education establishment located in Hesse, Germany. The curriculum and research activities of HGU encompass the areas of Viticulture, Enology, International Wine Business, Beverage Technology, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. HGU currently employs a staff of about 400, including professors, lecturers, research and experimental scientists, technical and administrative personnel. Eight Bachelor and eight Master programs are offered with regards to special crops and focusing on many aspects along the entire value chain. Research as well as teaching covers a broad spectrum of applied and basic research. Scientists at HGU have a multitude of national and international collaborations and are involved in many collaborative grants. Geisenheim University’s doctoral school currently hosts more than 60 Ph.D. students.
Within the GoodBerry project, HGU is the leader of WP 1. HGU will grow and phenotype established cultivars of strawberry, raspberry and black currant for trials related to flower initiation and dormancy and prepare RNA extraction of appropriate organs. In cooperation with SG and RWTH Aachen HGU is responsible for a genetic/genomic approach by NGS analyses to identify the genetic/molecular background of floral initiation and dormancy control in strawberry and raspberry. HGU also performs fruit analyses including secondary metabolisms for strawberry and raspberry for all partners involved in the trials with the established cultivars.
Additional Team Members
Dr Klaus Eimert
Prof. Dr Frank Will