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.
In the Genetics and Breeding team, we are always on top of new methods and algorithms to improve breeding of complex traits via methods including genome-wide association studies (GWAS), Genomic Selection (GS) and Genomic Prediction (GP). We evaluate, implement and optimize such methods to remain frontrunner in the field. In parallel, we investigate and evaluate objective high-throughput phenotyping methods and assist our customers with using and visualizing genomic and phenotypic data for use in their breeding programs.