11/11/21 – Climate Change in the Ornamental Sector – A Breeder’s Perspective

11/11/21 – Climate Change in the Ornamental Sector – A Breeder’s Perspective

The Ciopora Breeding Academy 2021:

Climate Change in the ornamental sector – A breeder’s perspective

Date & Sessions

Average session duration: ca. 75 min

Recommended for participants from Europe, Africa, Middle-East, Asia, Australia, New Zealand

8 am London
9 am CET/Europe (Speaker’s time zone)
4 pm Beijing, CN
7 pm Sydney, AUS
9 pm Wellington, NZ


Recommended for participants from Europe, Africa and the Americas

9 am US Pacific
11 am US Central
12 pm US Eastern
6 pm CET/Europe (Speaker’s time zone)


What will i learn?

Dr. Robert Boehm

Dr. Robert Boehm

Head of Molecular Breeding, Tissue Culture & Phytopathology at Klemm + Sohn GmbH & Co. KG/ Selecta One, Germany

After studying biology in Freiburg i. Breisgau (1988-1994), Robert Boehm obtained his Ph.D. at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Biology, the University of Tübingen (Prof. Dr. Lutz Heide, 1999). He wrote his dissertation on metabolic engineering approaches to plant-derived therapeutic substances. In 1999, he joined Prof. Heide Schnabl’s group at the Institute of Plant Molecular Physiology and Biotechnology, Bonn University, to develop duckweed as an expression system for recombinant therapeutic proteins (molecular farming). To expand his expertise in plant biotechnology, he then spent some time at the Institute of Glycobiology at Oxford University as well as at the Institute of Agricultural Genetics in Hanoi/Viet Nam. Dr. Boehm is an expert in plant transformation and in vitro-culture and has worked as a lecturer at the Universities of Bonn and Dortmund.

In 2007, Dr. Robert Boehm joined Ornamental Bioscience GmbH as an R&D Manager. The company aimed to develop genetically engineered ornamental plants with improved tolerances against biotic and abiotic stress. In 2012, the company was taken over by Klemm + Sohn GmbH, a part of the Selecta one group. Selecta one is a leading breeder, producer, and marketer of vegetatively propagated ornamental plants worldwide. Here, Robert Boehm is heading the group´s central laboratory facility in Stuttgart, which includes plant pathogen diagnostic, in vitro culture, and biotechnological research.

The CIOPORA Breeding Academy is an education program designed specifically for plant breeders and R&D departments of the breeding companies. It provides advanced training in the latest breeding technologies, including New Breeding Techniques (NBT).

Webinar Syllabus:
Climate change has become a reality that impacts especially agriculture and the generation of food and feed. But also in the horticultural sector, there is a growing demand to prepare for the consequences of climate change.

This webinar will provide an overview of existing activities and future strategies to cope with climate change in the breeding of ornamentals. This encompasses not only the intensified breeding efforts for abiotic stress tolerance but also the development and selection of naturally stress-adapted plant species as new players on the market. In addition to crop adaptation to climate change, breeding companies can also contribute by implementing innovative technologies to reduce their CO2 footprint, finally becoming climate neutral.


Our flexible single-webinar registration option:

EUR 99.00/199.00 (member/

Save 15% and join both webinars in the
Breeding Academy Webinar series:
EUR 169.00/339.00 (member/guest).
The offer expires on November 11.

By registering you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions (Sept 2020).

We are maintaining the reduced CIOPORA Academy webinar rates as a part of our commitment to providing continued education opportunities to horticulturalists in 2021! 

Webinar user manual

For your convenience, we have compiled a Webinar User Manual to help you prepare for the webinar participation.

Download The Webinar manual

Please download and read this document carefully prior to participation in the webinar.

Our webinar platform Livestorm does not require any prior installation. Instead, it enables you to join the webinar via browser. Use one of the following for the best webinar experience:


About the WEbinar program

In November 2019, the CIOPORA Academy education program on IP for plants was expanded with the distance learning offerings in form of Webinars. Each webinar is conducted in two sessions to cover all time zones, enabling participation from all locations worldwide.

All CIOPORA Academy Webinars are broadcasted live in Livestorm, an online webinar platform, which allows participation for registered persons via internet browser with no prior installation. Please see our User Manual for more information on the technical requirements.

Contact us

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to:
Katrin Huhnholz, the CIOPORA Academy Program Manager