Alexandra Tomerius (* 1970) studied Agricultural Sciences at the University of
Hohenheim, where she did her doctorate in the group of Professor H.H. Geiger.
She received her Ph.D. (Dr. sc. agr.) in 2001 with a thesis about "Optimization
of seed-parent line development in hybrid rye breeding" employing software-
supported model calculations. This work was carried out in close cooperation
with the breeding companies Hybro GbR, Lochow-Petkus GmbH and
Saatzucht Dr.h.c.Carsten Inh. E. Eger KG.
After graduation, Dr. Tomerius further devoted herself to the optimization of
plant breeding - first as a research associate and since 2007 as a freelancing
consultant. Successful projects e.g. related to the optimization of breeding
winter wheat (Client: Lochow-Petkus GmbH) as well as winter oil seed rape
(Client: DSV Deutsche Saatveredelung, Lippstadt).
Dr. Tomerius is an experienced lecturer in German and English.
Starting from 2011, the provision of training courses for plant breeding companies
and lecturing on plant breeding form another essential part of her work.
She is a primary instructor for the European Plant Breeding Academy (EPBA) of UC Davis, California.