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Guilherme

Visiting PhD Student

My research interests focus in the use of genome-wide association studies to identify and characterize the ear rot diseases in maize, and also, I am interested in the use of techniques to improve the accuracy and efficiency of plant breeding programmes. During my Masters, I used two GWAS models to identify markers associated with Fusarium ear rot in a maize diversity panel. My PhD focuses to identify markers associated with Diplodia ear rot resistance in maize using single-trait GWAS model and, to identify markers associated with the resistance to ear rot caused by Fusarium verticillioides and Stenocarpella maydis using multi-trait-GWAS. At the Roslin Institute, I am working on the application of different GS models for a hybrid breeding program.

Education

2013-present: PhD Student

PhD in Genetics and Plant Breeding, University of Lavras, Brazil.

Thesis: Multi-Trait Genome-Wide Analysis to Study Ear Rot Resistance in Maize Caused byFusarium verticillioidesand Stenocarpella maydis.

2014-2016: MSc Genetics and Plant Breeding - University of Lavras

Thesis: Genome-Wide Association Analysis of Ear Rot Resistance Caused by Fusarium verticillioides in Maize.

2009-2013:BSc Agronomy - Ponta Grossa State University, Brazil

 

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