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A Hundred Years of Applied Genetics at Berlin-Dahlem

News from Nov 04, 2022

100 years ago, in the autumn of 1922, the Institute for Heredity Research moved from cramped conditions in Berlin-Mitte to a newly constructed research building on the Dahlem domain at Albrecht-Thaer-Weg 6. At that time, the institute belonged to the Royal Prussian Agricultural University and is part of a building ensemble that was built according to plans by the architect Heinrich Straumer in the style of North German brick architecture. 

The institutes were relocated to the Dahlem domain at the instigation of the former estate manager of the Dahlem domain and then state secretary in the Prussian Ministry of Agriculture, Domains and Forests Eberhard Ramm (1861-1935).

 50 years after moving to Dahlem, the institute became as Applied Genetics part of the Institute for Biology at the Freie Universität Berlin. Today, research groups in Applied Genetics use molecular biological methods to investigate model plants and crop plants.