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Liz Jones

Director of GOBii (Genomic Open-source Breeding informatics initiative)

130 Biotechnology Building

I am currently the director of GOBii (Genomic Open-source Breeding informatics initiative), a Bill and Melinda Gates funded project to develop database and informatics solutions to aid in genomic-selection in developing countries.  My team is based at Cornell University’s Institute of Biotechnology and at the Boyce Thompson Institute.  We are finding efficient solutions to manage genomics data and integrating with adjacent database systems with the long-term goal of implementing end-to-end breeding data management and decision support.  Our collaborators are based at CIMMYT in Mexico, ICRISAT in India and IRRI in the PhilippinesTogether we jointly plan and develop data management solutions and tools needed by crop breeders, and mentor and train developers at our CGIAR institutes.