dr. HJ (Richard) Finkers

dr. HJ (Richard) Finkers

Researcher Genomics & Application Big Data in Plant Breeding

We collect data on plant varieties and genetic resources utilizing various imaging (camera/drone/satellite) platforms and other (automated) data collection instruments, and increasingly produce whole genome sequences of varieties, wild accessions and breeding lines. We want to link these data to data from third party resources such as genebanks, genome annotations and gene ontology databases. We focus on applying text and data mining techniques, linking data from distributed resources according to the FAIR data principles, doing statistical analysis, and building high quality prediction systems to support breeding decisions. This ambition is illustrated in the Farm Data Train movie.