Tom Winkler

Research Focus

Plant domestication has had profound impacts on human societies. But also plants changed substantially during the process of domestication. Understanding these changes can help to predict how plants adapt to future environments and to improve crops.
In my PhD project, I am interested in the trait and gene regulatory changes resulting from selection during domestication. In particular, I investigate the genetic basis of seed and transcriptomic changes during the repeated domestication of grain amaranth.

Tom Winkler


Botanical Institute,Cologne Biocenter
University of Cologne

Zülpicher Str. 47b

50674 Cologne
Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
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