P. Welters (CEO Phytowelt GreenTechnologies)

After his studies of biochemistry in Germany and his doctoral thesis at the Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, Dr. Peter Welters spent three years at the University of California, San Diego and two years in Rouen, France as a postdoctoral researcher.
In 1998, Dr. Welters founded Phytowelt GmbH in Nettetal and in 2002 he was appointed as CEO of GreenTec GmbH, a spin-off company from the Max-Planck-Institute in Cologne. In January 2006, both companies merged to Phytowelt GreenTechnologies GmbH with Peter Welters as CEO. The company offers contract research in agrobiotechnology and industrial biotechnology.
Peter Welters is also a board member of BioRiver - Life Science im Rheinland e.V., founding and board member of CLIB2021, as well as of The German Association of Biotechnology Industries (DIB) and CleanTech NRW.

K. Theres (MPIPZ)

F. Kastenholz (science to screen)

H. Saedler (MPIPZ em.)

Director at the Max-Planck-Institute for Plant Breeding Research (1980-2009).
Founder and voluntary service at the “WissenschaftsScheune“ (Science Barn) of MPIPZ (2006). Here the public can experience plant science hands-on.
Federal Cross of Merit for scientific and honorary achievements (2011).

W. Rohde (MPIPZ)

Retired Scientist

U. Welters