Prof. Dr. Norbert Reinsch began his professional career at the Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN) in 2002 and took over as head of the Institute of Genetics and Biometry. His career began with a degree in agricultural sciences at the Technical University of Munich in Freising-Weihenstephan, followed by a doctorate on economic weights for functional traits in Fleckvieh at the Institute of Animal Breeding at the Technical University of Munich under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Leo Dempfle.
After his doctorate, Prof. Dr. Norbert Reinsch acquired his first scientific experience as a supervisor at the Thalhausen Experimental Station of the TU Munich. His path then led to the Institute of Animal Breeding and Husbandry at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, where he was significantly involved in the genome analysis project of the Association of German Cattle Breeders (ADR) for marker-assisted selection and in the mapping and identification of variants of a major gene for the glycogen content in muscle in pigs (RN gene). His habilitation was dedicated to the use of markers in animal breeding.
At the Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), Prof. Dr. Norbert Reinsch continued his pioneering research and supervised a total of 30 doctoral students in the areas of statistical methods for genomic imprinting, marker-assisted selection and environmental topics such as heat stress and nitrogen emissions.
On 30 June 2023, a chapter in the academic career of Prof. Dr. Norbert Reinsch will close. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to our esteemed colleague for his outstanding contributions to science and his commitment to farm animal biology. His groundbreaking research has not only shaped the Institute of Genetics and Biometrics, but also inspired the entire academic community.