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Snowdon, Rod

(Foto: Rod Snowdon)Head of Department


Curriculum vitae

 

  • W3 Professor and Chair of Plant Breeding,
    Justus Liebig University, Giessen

  • Honorary Professorships at The University of Queensland, Australia, Southwest University, Chongqing, China and Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, China
  • Managing Editor, Theoretical and Applied Genetics
  • Subject editor, Plant Breeding
  • DFG Review Board for Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine
  • Scientific Advisory Board, German Society for the Promotion of Plant Innovation (GFPi)
  • Scientific Advisory Board, GIS Biotechnologies Vertes (France)
  • 2013-2015: Chair, Multinational Brassica Genome Project (MBGP)
  • 08.-10.2011: OECD fellowship, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2011-2013: Senior lecturer (A14), Plant Breeding, JLU Giessen
  • 2009: Habilitation in Plant Breeding, JLU Giessen
  • 2006-2011: Lecturer (A13), Plant Breeding, JLU Giessen
  • 2002-2006: Scientist (C1), Plant Breeding, JLU Giessen
  • 2001-2002: Postdoc, Department of Plant Breeding, JLU Giessen: Molecular breeding and genome analysis in oilseed rape
  • 1998-2001: Postdoc, Department of Biometry and Population Genetics, JLU Giessen: Molecular cytogenetics applications for rapeseed and sunflower breeding
  • 1994-1997: PhD, Department of Biometry and Population Genetics, JLU Giessen: Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) techniques for Brassica
  • 1992-1993: Research Assistant, School of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 1986-1991: BSc in Biology, MSc in Plant Genetics, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

Research overview


  • Breeding and genomics of oilseed rape, sorghum, wheat and barley
  • Genetic and genomic dissection of complex traits
  • Trait prediction from multi-dimensional "omics" data
  • Structural genome variation and its influence on quantitative traits and crop evolution

 

Recent publications

  • Snowdon RJ, Stahl A, Wittkop B, Friedt W, Voss-Fels K, Ordon F, Frisch M, Dreisigacker S, Hearne SJ, Bett KE, Cuthbert RD, Bentley AR, Melchinger AE, Tuberosa R, Langridge P, Uauy C, Sorrells ME, Poland J, Pozniak CJ (2019) Reduced response diversity does not negatively impact wheat climate resilience, Proc Nat Acad Sci USA, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1901882116
  • Knoch D, Abbadi A, Grandke F, Meyer RC, Samans B, Werner CR, Snowdon RJ, Altmann T (2019) Strong temporal dynamics of QTL action on plant growth progression revealed through high-throughput phenotyping in canola. Plant Biotech J, in press
  • Jan HU, Guana M, Yao M, Liua W, Wei D, Abbadi A, Zheng M, He M, Chen H, Guan C, Nichols RA, Snowdon RJ, Hua W, Qian L (2019) Genome-wide haplotype analysis improves trait predictions in Brassica napus hybrids. Plant Science 283: 157-164
  • Bernhard T, Koch M, Snowdon RJ, Friedt W, Wittkop B (2019) Undesired fertility restoration in msm1 barley associates with two mTERF genes. Theor Appl Genet, in press
  • Stahl A, Vollrath P, Samans B, Frisch M, Wittkop B, Snowdon RJ (2019) Effect of breeding on nitrogen use efficiency associated traits in oilseed rape. J Exp Bot, erz044, doi: 10.1093/jxb/erz044
  • Ferreira de Carvalho J, Lucas J, Deniot G, Falentin C, Filangi O, Gilet M, Legeai F, Lode M, Morice J, Trotoux G, Aury J-M, Barbe V, Keller J, Snowdon R, He Z, Denoeud F, Wincker P, Bancroft I, Chèvre A-M, Rousseau-Gueutin M (2019) Cytonuclear interactions remain stable during allopolyploid evolution despite repeated whole-genome duplication. Plant J 98: 434-447, doi: 10.1111/tpj.14228
  • Kiran A, Wakeel A, Snowdon R, Friedt W (2019) Genetic dissection of root architectural traits by QTL and genome-wide association mapping in rapeseed (Brassica napus L.). Plant Breeding, doi: 10.1111/pbr.12665
  • Snowdon RJ, Schiessl-Weidenweber SV (2019) Illuminating crop adaptation using population genomics. Mol Plant. doi: 0.1016/j.molp.2018.12.014
  • Liu S, Snowdon R, Chalhoub B (2018) The Brassica napus genome. Springer, Cham. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-43694-4

 

For a full, up-to-date list of publications please visit my personal profiles at Google Scholar or Research Gate

 

Contact


E-Mail: Rod.Snowdon@agrar.uni-giessen.de

Phone: +49 (641) 99 37420      Secretary: +49 (641) 99 37421

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