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.
In the Software Development team we design, implement and provide maintenance and support of our software tools. We use a distributed computing approach to ensure that the performance of our software scales linearly with the rapidly increasing volumes of data we process and visualize. As we do not believe in isolated programming each member of the team complements others with comprehensive knowledge and experience in different stages of the software development life cycle. To design and build our software we work closely with our bioinformaticians for user input and with our ICT experts to maintain the infrastructure.