Peter Wenzl

Peter manages the Future Seeds genebank in Colombia which conserves global collections of beans, cassava and tropical forages. He joined the Alliance in 2016 coming from the Global Crop Diversity Trust where he contributed to coordinating the DivSeek initiative to harness crop diversity using genomics.
He had previously led the Seeds of Discovery project at CIMMYT to systematically identify and mobilize useful genetic variation from the global maize and wheat collections using a combination of genotyping, phenotyping and pre-breeding.
With a PhD in plant physiology & genetics from the University of Vienna, he has moved across a variety of research areas, both in the public and private sector, to develop new approaches and tools to better conserve and use plant genetic resources.

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