Several internships in Crop Molecular Breeding
KeyGene – the crop innovation company
KeyGene is the go-to AgBiotech company for higher crop yield & quality. With our intellectual capital, solution driven approach and collaborative spirit, we work for the future of global agriculture with partners in the AgriFood sector. With our proprietary technologies and non-GM approaches, we support our customers with the development of new, improved crops. Our goal is to help organizations with their toughest R&D challenges, combining our cutting edge breeding technologies, bioinformatics & data science expertise and plant-based trait platforms. At KeyGene, we work in an international environment with more than 140 professionals from all over the world. Our company is based in Wageningen, Netherlands and Rockville, MD, USA. keygene.com
KeyGene’s Breeding Solutions team is looking for
Talented students in some of the current areas of research in Crop Molecular Breeding
The Grand Selection
Selecting the best plants from large populations is a fundamental step in plant breeding practice. The selection process to obtain the best genotype typically spans multiple rounds of selection in successive plant populations. This combination of iteration and the stochastic element of Mendelian allele segregation makes the result of even a relative simple selection process surprisingly difficult to predict. For a plant breeder, it would be of great benefit, if an optimal selection process could be determined in advance, as growing and selecting large populations of plants is costly. In the context of a challenging research program in collaboration with several breeding companies, KeyGene is developing and testing algorithms to predict optimized breeding strategies. The selected student will focus on the further development of algorithms based on stochastic optimization, dynamic programming or genetic algorithms.
KeyGene is the go-to AgBiotech company for higher crop yield & quality. With our intellectual capital, solution driven approach and collaborative spirit, we work for the future of global agriculture with partners in the AgriFood sector. We support customers with the development of new and improved crops.