Magnus Göransson


Magnus Göransson


Short Bio

Magnus works as a research specialist in plant breeding at the Agricultural University of Iceland where he primarily works with projects related to the barley breeding program. He has previously worked at the Nordic Genetic Resource Center (NordGen) which is the regional gene bank for the Nordic countries located in Sweden. Currently, he is also enrolled as PhD candidate at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and AUI. The focus in his PhD is on mechanisms behind the ability of Icelandic barley to mature in low temperature, with the aim to expand cereal cultivation northwards.

Conservation and utilization of plant genetic resources, plant breeding for marginal areas, novel crops.


  • MSc, Horticulture, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences