Breeding in Cereals

Cereal Genetics and Breeding

We focus on breeding, cultivation techniques and research on cereals: Durum Wheat, Bread Wheat, Barley, Oat, Triticale, Secale, Maize, Rice, Sorghum, Ancient Wheats and Cereal Wild Relatives.

Key areas of interest:

  • Cereal breeding for the release of high yield and grain quality varieties, tolerant to abiotic and biotic stresses and adapted to climate change conditions
  • Genetic improvement of cereals for high and low inputs environments – Organic Breeding
  • Registration of new varieties at the National Plant Variety Catalogue
  • Production of Breeder seed, Pre-Basic seed and Basic seed
  • Conservation of cereal varieties and landraces
  • Phenotyping: Over year and location evaluation of cultivars
  • Parental selection and crossing for broadening the genetic base of cereals

Participation in European and national research programs for cereals related to: genetic improvement, tolerance to abiotic and biotic stress, genetic diversity, adaption to climate changes conditions, stability of production and quality parameters.

For more info on this research area, contact:

Dr Ioannis Mylonas, email:

Korpetis Evaggelos, email: