- Plant genetic resources: the prerequisite for future breeding;
- New plant genome editing technologies;
- Breeding informatics: data collection, data analysis and data mining in the breeding workflow;
- Phenotyping & Phenomics: from single measurements to high throughputs non-invasive technologies;
- Breeding for intensive and semi intensive cereal production using advanced approaches;
- Breeding for organic and low input food systems;
- Plant adaptation to the changing environment, biotic and abiotic stresses;
- Food safety and quality / Utilization of cereals: from bread to beer.
 An individual who is within a time span of up to 8 years from the date they obtained their PhD/doctorate (full-time equivalent).
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