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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, Molecular Breeding
  • Member of DFG Review Board for Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine
  • Scientific Advisory Board member, German Society for the Promotion of Plant Innovation (GFPi)
  • 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

 

Selected recent publications


  • He Z, Ji R, Havlickova L, Wang L, Li Y, Lee HT, Song J, Koh C, Yang J, Zhang M, Parkin IAP, Wang X, Edwards D, King GJ, Zou J, Liu K, Snowdon RJ, Banga SS, Machackova M, Bancroft I (2021) Genome structural evolution in Brassica crops. Nature Plants, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-021-00928-8

  • Bayer PE, Scheben A, Golicz AA, Yuan Y, Faure S, Lee HT, Chawla HS, Anderson R, Bancroft I, Raman H, Lim YP, Robbens S, Jiang L, Liu S, Barker M, Schranz E, Wang X, King G, Pires JC, Chalhoub B, Snowdon R, Batley J, Edwards D (2021) Modelling of gene loss propensity in the pangenomes of three Brassica species suggests different mechanisms between polyploids and diploids. Plant Biotech J, https://doi.org/10.1111/pbi.13674

  • Ober ES, Alahmad S, Cockram J, Forestan C, Hickey LT, Kant J, Maccaferri M, Marr E, Milner M, Pinto F, Rambla C, Reynolds M, Salvi S, Sciara G, Snowdon RJ, Thomelin P, Tuberosa R, Uauy C, Voss-Fels KP Wallington E, Watt M (2021) Wheat root systems as a breeding target for climate resilience. Theor App Genet, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-021-03819-w
  • Gill RA, Scossa F, King GJ, Golicz A, Tong C, Snowdon RJ, Fernie AD, Liu S (2021) On the role of transposable elements in the regulation of gene expression and subgenomic interactions in crop genomes. Crit Rev Plant Sci, https://doi.org/10.1080/07352689.2021.1920731

  • Snowdon RJ, Wittkop B, Chen TW, Stahl A (2020) Crop adaptation to climate change as a consequence of long-term breeding. Theor App Genet, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-020-03729-3
  • Stahl A, Wittkop B, Snowdon RJ (2020) High-resolution digital phenotyping of water uptake and transpiration efficiency. Trends Plant Sci, doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2020.02.001 
  • Makhoul M, Rambla C, Voss-Fels KP, Hickey LT, Snowdon RJ, Obermeier C (2020) Overcoming polyploidy pitfalls: A user guide for effective SNP conversion into KASP markers in wheat. Theor Appl Genet 133: 2413-2430, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-020-03608-x
  • 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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