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Genetics Society of America awards Detlef the 2016 GSA Medal

Posted on February 08, 2016

Detlef has been awarded the GSA Medal for his outstanding contributions to the field of genetics in the last 15 years. read more

The society honors both seminar contributions to the understanding of flowering in Arabidopsis thaliana and the development of multiple community resources

Read the Public Release here.

And have a look at past recipients of the GSA medal here.

Genome-edited crops: regulatory framework proposal in Nature Genetics

Posted on January 27, 2016

A proposed regulatory framework for genome-edited crops read more

Huang, S., Weigel, D., Beachy, R. N., and Li, J.-y.

Crop breeding is being revolutionized by rapid progress in DNA sequencing and targeted alteration of DNA sequences by genome editing. Here we propose a regulatory framework for precision breeding with 'genome-edited crops' (GECs) so that society can fully benefit from the latest advances in plant genetics and genomics.

Listen to an Interview with Detlef by Deutschlandfunk, a German radio station [in German].

Multiple PhD opportunities in WeigelWorld for candidates with strong b...

Posted on January 11, 2016

Link to OPPORTUNITIES page.  read more

Link to OPPORTUNITIES page. 

Farewell to Danelle, Dan, Nacho, and Paula

Posted on December 14, 2015

We’re saying goodbye to Nacho, Danelle, Dan and Paula - all the best for their new adventures! read more

Here is where the new adventures will start: 

  • CRAG in Barcelona, Spain (Nacho; now Group Leader)
  • UC Riverside in California, USA (Dan; now Assistant Professor)
  • UC Irvine in California, USA (Danelle; now Postdoc with Brandon Gaut)

Shake it off - 2015 Weigelworld clip is out

Posted on December 09, 2015

See more in the 'About Us' section.... read more

or here.

EMBO fellowship awarded to Talia

Posted on December 08, 2015

Congrats to Talia for securing an EMBO Long Term Fellowship!


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