Back in Peru after her CABANA secondment, Hannele Lindqvist-Kreuze shares the outcomes from her secondment

Back in Peru after her CABANA secondment

Hannele Lindqvist-Kreuze, a Molecular Breeder at the International Potato Center (CIP) in Lima, Peru recently undertook a CABANA secondment with Jose De Vega and his team at Earlham Institute in the UK. Hannele proposed the secondment project with the aim to increase the capacity of Latin American breeder of autopolyploid crops in using modern genomics tools in their breeding programs. The project started with existing real-life data generated in the CIP breeding program of tetraploid potato that was used to develop a bioinformatics workflow starting from marker identification and ending in the identification of genomic regions responsible for the trait of interest. Eventually, the workflow will be validated using other data. The workflow and the tools have already been used as an example during the CABANA workshop “Exploring Biodiversity through Bioinformatics” that took place at CIP April 9-12, 2019, where Hannele was one of the Trainers. Hannele reports that she is now much more fluent in using linux and R. Additionally, the newly created network between CIP and Earlham has prompted the exploration of a shared research project.
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