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Molecular Genomics

The Molecular Genomics group assists in the development of cultivars with superior quality, through practical application of high throughput sequencing and genotyping technologies. The team continuously scouts for novel developments in these fields, and evaluates the most promising of these technologies for application by the shareholder or in shareholder specific applied projects.

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Bioinformatics

The Bioinformatics department at Genetwister applies information technology to the research performed at the company. Within this department, expertise in the fields of molecular biology, information technology, statistics and programming is combined to support gene discovery, breeding, metabolic engineering and diagnostics. An important activity is visualization of data, as this helps other departments and our clients to convert the results into applications. The department has developed tools for analyzing sequencing data, SNP discovery (CROPaware™ software), genome analysis, and analysis of expression data from custom oligoarrays.  

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Genetics and Breeding

The group Genetics and Breeding aims at the advancement of the breeding programs of our shareholders through developing and implementing (marker-assisted) breeding tools. In more detail, the group provides advice on experimental design and phenotyping, performs advanced statistical genetic analysis and facilitates the integration of results in the breeding programs of our shareholders. Our research leads to the identification of the best individuals based on their phenotypic and/or genomic composition. By doing so, we aim at significantly contributing to the the success of our shareholders’ breeding programs.

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Software Development Group

In the Software Development Group we contribute to the research activities of Genetwister by applying computer science principles and practices. Expert scientists with different backgrounds work together in the design, implementation and maintenance of software tools focused on genomics and breeding data management.  

Quality is in our genes

We are an innovative Dutch biotechnology company, with an international position in commercially applied biotechnology of agri- and horticultural crops. Genetwister is your reliable partner in accelerating the breeding of your crop.

“Genetwister makes innovative technologies accessible, transforming data into information that nurtures the breeding craft of our shareholders”
Gabino Sánchez Pérez - 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

Semantic Web
Semantic Web

Semantic Web

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

14 Mar. 2018 View project
Long Read Sequencing
Long Read Sequencing

Long Read Sequencing

Using the state-of-the-art technologies such as long read sequencing technologies, Genetwister is able to build high quality genome assemblies of novel species, and obtain long range genomic information such as haplotypes and structural variants.

14 Mar. 2018 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 Apr. 2018 View project
High Molecular Weight DNA isolation
High Molecular Weight DNA isolation

High Molecular Weight DNA isolation

With the increasing demands for DNA molecule size and purity on the newest long read sequencing platforms, comes the need for developing new protocols for DNA isolation from different biological sources in the laboratory at Genetwister.

14 Mar. 2018 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. 2018 View project
Association analysis
Association analysis

Association analysis

Advanced statistical models are needed to increase the power to discover (new) associations between genetic and phenotypic variation

1 Aug. 2018 View project
CROPaware
CROPaware

CROPaware

CROPaware – A web based software platform for breeding and genomics data management.

23 Apr. 2018 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. 2018 View project
Experimental Design
Experimental Design

Experimental Design

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

1 Aug. 2018 View project