Under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance of the UAE and President of Zayed University

Dr. Karl Schmid

Director, Crop Biodiversity and Breeding Informatics, University of Hohenheim, Germany.

Dr. Karl Schmid studied biology at the University of Munich where he also received a Ph.D. in Zoology. From 1997 to 1999 he worked as a postdoc at Cornell University. From 2000 to 2006 he led a research group at the Max-Planck-Institute of Chemical Ecology in Jena. From 2006 to 2008, he was head of the research group ‘Evolutionary Genetics’ in the German genebank at the IPK Gatersleben. In 2008, he became Professor of Genetics at the Swedish Agricultural University in Uppsala, Sweden before moving back to Germany in 2009 to take up the F. W. Schnell Endowed Professorship in Crop Biodiversity and Breeding Informatics at the University of Hohenheim.