Bioinformatics, biometrics and data management

A modern breeding program with advanced phenotyping and genotyping technologies has the potential to create vast amounts of data. Integrated data and bioinformatics tools are needed to manage and convert this data into valuable information in a time-sensitive manner.

The bioinformatics, biometrics and data management module identifies and documents user experiences of existing software and breeding design approaches, works with the optimizing breeding schemes,genotyping/sequencing and phenotyping modules to identify and prioritize informatics gaps, and to develop new software tools and informatics pipelines that can support the breeding and research schemes of Platform members.

By working with different software developers and the Breeding Application Programming Interface (BrAPI), the module develops integrated, reliable and open-access community bioinformatics solutions that can be adopted by partners.