Welcome at Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)

Plant research with tradition in the centre of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

The IPK is working as an internationally renowned plant research center on the problems of biology in fundamental and applied research by focusing on cultivated plants. The Institute is a catalyst for the transformation into a bioeconomy, which aims on an efficient and sustainable supply of food, energy and raw materials. 

The research creates solutions that are based on conservation, exploration and exploitation of the biodiversity of crop plants. The IPK has a longstanding history in plant research. The Institute comprises four departments: Breeding Research, Molecular Genetics, Physiology and Cell Biology and the Federal Ex situ Gene Bank (harboring one of the ten largest germplasm collections in the world). The research topics at the IPK include all branches of biology for model and crop plants as well as for their wild relatives, and since 2014 also cytogenomics on duckweeds.  


Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)
OT Gatersleben
Corrensstrasse 3
06466 Seeland, Germany


Nearby airports
Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg (TXL, 204 km/ SXF, 211 km)
Halle-Leipzig (LEJ, 113km)
Hannover (HAJ, 167km)
From the airports you can travel by train or by car. 

Travelling by train
Deutsche Bahn offers to and from Gatersleben from any German city. 
The train station in Gatersleben is about 1 km from IPK. 
Travel information can be found on the website of Deutsche Bahn

Travelling by car
The IPK can easily be accessed via highway A36. From A36 use exits Hoym or Quedlinburg-Ost. Coming from Berlin travelling time may be about two hours but might be more depending on traffic. Parking lots for visitors can be found in front of the gate and on campus.

The regular bus transfer between hotels and the conference venue will be organized. 

stay in UNESCO World Heritage Quedlinburg

Be our guest at the 6th ICDRA Conference and get to know the beautiful destination of the Harz Mountains. Stay overnight in the UNESCO World Heritage Quedlinburg. 

Learn here more about the Harz Mountains
and the exciting historic UNESCO World Heritage City of 


Book now to benefit from the early booking prices. Room contingents have been reserved for the conference in the following hotels. These are available until April 13, 2022. Bookings with the prices listet below can be made via the email addresses or the telephone numbers provided (not via online booking tools). When booking your room, please use the reservation code:  IPK_ICDRA_2022 

Acron Hotel Quedlinburg (It is not possible to arrive at the hotel Acron on 28 may.)
62€ per night | double room | incl. breakfast

53 € per night | single room | incl. breakfast

Address: Gartenstr. 44 A, 06484 Quedlinburg, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 3946 7702 0
Fax: +49 (0) 03946 7702 30
E-Mail: info@acron-quedlinburg.de
Internet: www.acron-quedlinburg.de


Hotel am Brühl
91 € – 157 per night | double room for single use | plus 10 € breakfast per night

Address: Billungstraße 11, 06484 Quedlinburg, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 3946 96180
Fax: +49 (0) 3946 9618246
E-Mail: kontakt@hotelambruehl.de
Internet: www.hotelambruehl.de

Best Western Hotel Schlossmühle
119€ | per night | double room for single use | incl. breakfast

109€ | per night | single room | incl. breakfast

Adress: Kaiser Otto Straße 28, 06484 Quedlinburg, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 3946 7870
Fax: +49 (0) 3946 787419
E-Mail: info@schlossmuehle.de
Internet: www.schlossmuehle.de

The cancellation and payment conditions of the respective hotel apply.