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Snowdon, Rod

Rod SnowdonHead of Department


Curriculum vitae

 

  • Professor and Chair of Plant Breeding,
    Justus Liebig University, Giessen (since 2013)

  • since 2016: Honorary Professor, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • since 2016: Member of German Science Foundation (DFG) Review Board for Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine
  • since 2015: Scientific Advisory Board member, German Society for the Promotion of Plant Innovation (GFPi)
  • since 2014: Subject editor, Plant Breeding
  • 2013-2015: Chair, Multinational Brassica Genome Project (MBGP)
  • since 2012: Scientific Advisory Board member, GIS Biotechnologies Vertes (France)
  • since 2012: Honorary Professor, Southwest University, Chongqing, China
  • since 2011: Managing Editor, Theoretical and Applied Genetics
  • 08.-10.2011: OECD fellowship, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2011-2013: "Akademischer Oberrat" (equiv. Assoc. Prof./Reader), Plant Breeding, JLU Giessen
  • 2009: Habilitation in Plant Breeding, JLU Giessen
  • 2006-2011: "Akademischer Rat" (Scientific Advisor, equiv. Ass. Prof.), Plant Breeding, JLU Giessen
  • 2002-2006: Wissenschaftlicher Assistent (Scientific Assistant, 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 Interests


  • Breeding and genomics of oilseed rape, sorghum, wheat and barley
  • Genetic and genomic dissection of complex traits
  • Trait prediction from multi-dimensional "omics" data

 

Selected recent publications


  • Stein A, Coriton O, Rousseau-Gueutin M, Samans B, Obermeier C, Parkin IAP, Chévre AM, Snowdon RJ (2017) Mapping of homoeologous chromosome exchanges influencing quantitative trait variation in Brassica napus. Plant Biotechnol J, doi: 10.1111/pbi.12732
  • Mason AS, Higgins EE, Stein A, Werner C, Batley J, Parkin IAP, Snowdon RJ (2017) A user guide to the Brassica 60K Illumina Infinium™ SNP genotyping array. Theor Appl Genet, doi: 10.1007/s00122-016-2849-1
  • Schiessl S, Hüttel B, Kühn D, Reinhardt R, Snowdon RJ (2017) Post-polyploidisation morphotype diversification associates with gene copy-number variation. Scientific Reports 7, 41845, doi: 10.1038/srep41845
  • Schiessl S, Hüttel B, Kühn D, Reinhardt R, Snowdon RJ (2017) Targeted deep sequencing of flowering regulators in Brassica napus reveals extensive copy number variation. Scientific Data 4: 170013, doi: 10.1038/sdata.2017.13
  • Voss-Fels K, Keeble-Gagnere G, Para-Londono S, Uptmoor R, Friedt W, Frisch M, Appels R, Snowdon RJ (2017) Linkage drag constrains the roots of European bread wheat. Plant Cell Environ, doi: 10.1111/pce.12888
  • Bernhard T, Friedt W, Snowdon RJ, Wittkop B (2016) New insights into genotypic thermo-dependency of cytoplasmic male sterility for hybrid barley breeding. Plant Breeding, doi:10.1111/pbr.12435 
  • Qian L, Voss-Fels K, Cui Y, Jan HU, Samans B, Obermeier C, Qian W, Snowdon RJ (2016) Deletion of a stay-green gene associates with adaptive selection in Brassica napus. Molecular Plant 9: 1559-1569, doi: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2016.10.017
  • Grandke F, Snowdon RJ, Samans B (2016) gsrc - an R package for genome structure rearrangement calling. Bioinformatics, doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btw648

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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