The science team

Benjamin Kilian

Plant Genetic Resources Scientist

Languages spoken:
English, German, Russian
Favorite crop:
Wheat, Barley, Lentils

Benjamin works within the framework of the Crop Wild Relative Project, monitoring and providing support to pre-breeding activities on 19 crops involving more than 30 partner institutions, and coordinating efforts on the management of pre-breeding data.

As the Crop Trust’s focal point for the DivSeek initiative he also provides guidance for our work on the use of genomics for more effective conservation and use of plant genetic resources.