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Weber, Sven

PhD Student

As a PhD student my focus lies on predictive breeding in general. My research covers quantitative genetics tasks like haplotype block and structural variation-based genomic selection as well as machine learning based high throughput phenotyping with 3D plant scans and multispectral data from UAVs. I´m interested in the relationship between genotype, phenotype, architectural interaction between traits and genotype by environment interactions.


Research Keywords

  • Genomic prediction
  • Haplotype blocks
  • Phenomic prediction
  • Multi-omics
  • 3D imaging and analysis
  • Plant architectural traits
  • UAV data analysis


Curriculum Vitae

  • January 2024 Winner of the Sherago International Travel Grant Award for the Plant and Animal Genomics conference in San Diego
  • September 2023: Price for the best students poster on the international rapeseed congress 2023 in Sydney
  • 2020-present: PhD student at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
  • 2022-present: Social Media Editor, Theoretical and Applied Genetics
  • 11.-12. 2022: Visiting Scientist, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2017-2020: Master of Science in Crop Sciences at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
  • 2014-2017: Bachelor of Science in Agronomy at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany


Publication list

  • Weber, S. E., Chawla, H. S., Ehrig, L., Hickey, L. T., Frisch, M., Snowdon, R. J. (2023). Accurate prediction of quantitative traits with failed SNP calls in canola and maize. In Frontiers in Plant Science. Frontiers Media SA. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2023.1221750
  • Weber, S. E., Frisch, M., Snowdon, R. J., & Voss-Fels, K. P. (2023). Haplotype blocks for genomic prediction: a comparative evaluation in multiple crop datasets. In Frontiers in Plant Science (Vol. 14). Frontiers Media SA.
  • Difabachew, Y. F., Frisch, M., Langstroff, A. L., Stahl, A., Wittkop, B., Snowdon, R. J., Koch, M., Kirchhoff, M., Cselényi, L., Wolf, M., Förster, J., Weber, S. E.., Okoye, U. J., & Zenke-Philippi, C. (2023). Genomic prediction with haplotype blocks in wheat. In Frontiers in Plant Science (Vol. 14). Frontiers Media SA.
  • Vollrath, P., Chawla, H. S., Alnajar, D., Gabur, I., Lee, H., Weber, S. E., Ehrig, L., Koopmann, B., Snowdon, R. J., & Obermeier, C. (2021). Dissection of Quantitative Blackleg Resistance Reveals Novel Variants of Resistance Gene Rlm9 in Elite Brassica napus. In Frontiers in Plant Science (Vol. 12). Frontiers Media SA.


Contact details:

IFZ Room B314/316

Phone (0641) 99 37425


Twitter: @Svenomics