Our team:
The Genetics and Breeding group consists of people with complementary backgrounds in the broad field of Genetics, including statistics, plant biology, software development and external communication.
The diversity of our team allows us to identify and implement the optimal genetic and analytic approaches for the different research projects. This strengthens the quality of the genetic research we do for, and together with, our shareholders.
Our aim:
We aim at the advancement of the breeding programs of our shareholders through developing and implementing (marker-assisted) breeding tools. In more detail, our group provides advice on experimental design and phenotyping, performs advanced  genetic statistical analysis and facilitates the integration of results in the breeding programs of our shareholders. Our research leads to identification of the best individuals based on their phenotypic and/or genomic composition.
By doing so, we aim at contributing to a significant increase in the success of our shareholders’ breeding programs.

Our innovations

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
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
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
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
Lab automation
Lab automation

Lab automation

With increasing sample numbers comes the need for automating the most valuable and applied protocols at Genetwister.

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
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
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