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Dr. Matthias Fladung

Bundesforschungsanstalt für Forst- und Holzwirtschaft

Institut für Forstgenetik und

Forstpflanzenzüchtung

Sieker Landstr. 2

22927 Großhansdorf, Germany

Dr. Dietrich Ewald

Bundesforschungsanstalt für Forst- und Holzwirtschaft

Institut für Forstgenetik und

Forstpflanzenzüchtung

Eberswalder Chaussee 3a

15377 Waldsieversdorf, Germany

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Matthias Fladung, PhD, is Head of the Genome Research Section of the Institute for Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding in Grofihansdorf, Germany. He is a member of numerous scientific organizations and is author of more than 35 original publications and 50 peer-reviewed chapters. He received PhD in Botany at the Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding in Cologne, Germany. His research focuses on tree transgenesis, biosafety research, genome mapping, molecular marker development and functional genomics of the model tree Populus, and various gymnosperm and angiosperm woody species.

Dietrich Ewald, PhD, is a member of the Genome Research Section of the Institute for Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding, Waldsieversdorf, Germany. He graduated in plant biochemistry at the Martin-Luther-University at Halle, Germany. His experience in the field of in vitro culture of broad-leaved and coniferous trees is based on experimental work for more than 20 years and has been reported in numerous publications. His research work has dealt with various topics and methods of micropropagation, aimed at the possible application of biotechnological methods for forestal purposes, including transgenesis and biosafety.

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