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Genomics

The Genomics team assists in the development of cultivars with superior quality through practical application of high throughput sequencing and genotyping technologies. By staying at the forefront of technological developments in these fields, the team is able to recommend the most promising technologies for application by our shareholders and use them in projects for our customers. We leverage our expertise in molecular and computational biology to make further advancements for improved application in breeding.

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Bioinformatics

The Bioinformatics team applies state of the art information technology in research projects for our customers. We combine our expertise in the fields of molecular biology, information technology, statistics and programming to support genetic marker development, gene discovery, breeding for complex traits and identify lead genes for trait improvement via classical or novel breeding technologies. Visualization of vast amounts of data is an important aspect of our work, as this helps our scientists and customers to use the results of research projects to improve crops.

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Genetics and Breeding

The Genetics and Breeding team contributes to the advancement of the breeding programs of our customers through developing and implementing marker-assisted breeding tools. The team’s scientists provide advice on experimental design of breeding programs for multiple complex traits, including phenotyping design and data analysis. The team also performs advanced statistical genetic analysis and facilitates the integration of these results in breeding programs. Our research leads to the identification of the best individuals based on their phenotypic and genomic composition.

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Software Development

The Software Development team develops databases and software tools to use genome sequence data, visualize genetic relationships, perform SNP discovery, analyze gene-expression data and support breeding data management. CROPaware, Genetwister’s flagship software engine, is used to integrate public and proprietary crop sequence data, making them accessible to extract genome information used by breeders. LEAFY is our advanced Lead Discovery engine used to identify target genes for trait improvement via mutation breeding or genome editing.  

Quality is in our genes

We are an innovative Dutch biotechnology company with an international position in commercially applied biotechnology of agricultural, horticultural and ornamental plants. Genetwister is your reliable partner to accelerate the breeding of your crop.

“It is Genetwister’s mission to develop and apply innovative methods, know-how and genetic resources to create value for our customers in plant breeding”
Michiel van Eijk - Managing Director, Genetwister

Our shareholders

Genetwister works to provide cutting edge technologies to five breeding companies to strengthen their leading positions in the field.

Our innovations

Marker discovery
Marker discovery

Marker discovery

Discovery of markers in all plant species by next-generation sequencing for accelerated plant breeding

28 Feb. 2021 View project
Experimental Design
Experimental Design

Experimental Design

Appropriate experimental design and data analysis of breeding trials are essential. Genetwister offers assistance in the experimental design, taking into account all practical considerations of the breeding program.

1 Mar. 2021 View project
Genotyping array design
Genotyping array design

Genotyping array design

Tailored marker selection allowing for genotyping regardless of species, genome size and ploidy level.

14 Mar. 2021 View project
Semantic Web
Semantic Web

Semantic Web

To interconnect different knowledge domains, we use different semantic web technologies.

14 Mar. 2021 View project
Haplotype discovery
Haplotype discovery

Haplotype discovery

Acceleration and cost reduction in plant breeding with improved genotype/phenotype relations, utilizing linked variants.

14 Mar. 2021 View project
High-throughput sequencing and genotyping
High-throughput sequencing and genotyping

High-throughput sequencing and ...

With increasing sample numbers and marker panel sizes, it is valuable to increase the throughput of sequencing and genotyping procedures. Genetwister develops cost-effective methods and applies available methods for allowing high-throughput genomics.

4 Feb. 2021 View project
Genomic Selection
Genomic Selection

Genomic Selection

Genomic selection (GS) accelerates achieving genetic gain through shorter breeding cycles and is an alternative to marker-assisted selection. Genetwister implements new breeding schemes and methods that integrate GS for crop improvement.

14 Mar. 2021 View project