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.

Our innovations

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
Long Read Sequencing
Long Read Sequencing

Long Read Sequencing

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

14 Mar. 2021 View project
CROPaware
CROPaware

CROPaware

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

23 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
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
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
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
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 Mar. 2021 View project