Genomic Prediction in Agriculture
Genomic Prediction in Agriculture eBook

In the field of plant and animal research, genomic prediction is a key focus area. In the quest of finding new and better ways to increase production yield in farming and agriculture, these technologies are essential. There is a huge demand to build predictive capabilities to optimize the performance of species used in food production. The people at Golden Helix have spent many years of research embedding these core capabilities in our SNP & Variation Suite™ software platform.

This eBook will cover:

  • Building predictive systems
  • Predictive algorithms
  • Bayesian methods
  • gBLUP
  • A practical example



About the Author

Dr. Andreas Scherer is CEO of Golden Helix. The company has been delivering industry leading bioinformatics solutions for the advancement of life science research and translational medicine for over two decades. Its innovative technologies and analytic services empower clinicians and scientists at all levels to derive meaning from the rapidly increasing volumes of genomic data produced from next-generation sequencing and micro-arrays. With its solutions, hundreds of the world’s hospitals, testing labs, academic research organizations and governments are able to harness the full potential of genomics to identify the cause of disease, develop genomic diagnostics, and advance the quest for personalized medicine. Golden Helix products and services have been cited in thousands of peer-reviewed publications.

He is also Managing Partner of Salto Partners, a management consulting firm headquartered in the DC metro area.  He has extensive experience successfully managing growth as well as orchestrating complex turnaround situations.

Dr. Scherer holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Hagen, Germany, and a Master of Computer Science from the University of Dortmund, Germany. He is author and co- author of over 20 international publications and has written books on project management, the Internet, and artificial intelligence. His latest book, “Be Fast Or Be Gone”, is a prizewinner in the 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Awards competition, and has been named a finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards!