Prof. Dr. Kay-Uwe Götz
Honorary Professor at TUM since 2013
Professor Götz (b. 1959) studied agricultural science, majoring in animal science, at the University of Göttingen. In 1989 he obtained a PhD in animal genetics with a thesis about the estimation of crossbreeding parameters after long-term selection in mice. He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the French National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA) in Jouy-en-Josas where he investigated methods for the use of genetic markers in animal breeding. On his return to Germany he worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Animal Breeding and Genetics at the University of Göttingen. In 1993 he moved to the Bavarian State Research Institute for Animal Breeding (BLT) in Grub where his work concentrated on pig breeding. In 1999 he became head of the Genetics and IT Department. Since the beginning of 2003 Professor Götz has been director of the Institute of Animal Breeding at the Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture in Freising near Munich. His research focuses on the development of genetic and genomic evaluation systems for pigs and cattle.
- Member of the board of DAFA, the German Agricultural Research Alliance (since 2011)
- Member of the board of the Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture (2004-2010)
- Vice chairman of GfT, the German Society for Animal Science (2001-2008)
- Member of the "Commission Scientifiques Spécialisés Génétique Animale" of the French National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA), Paris (1999-2006)
- Prize awarded by the Minister of Science and Art of Lower Saxony to the best agricultural science student of the year (1987)