Valentin Wimmer Central statistic unit for KWS R&D in Einbeck, Germany
Dr. Valentin Wimmer is working within the central statistic unit for KWS R&D in Einbeck, Germany. His working areas include marker statistic applications (genomic prediction, genome-wide association studies, QTL mapping) as well as field trial analysis. He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in statistics from the university of Munich and a Ph.D. in plant breeding from the Technische Universität München. His dissertation was concerned with the efficiency of statistical methods for genome-based prediction. During his PhD, he designed and contributed to the synbreed R package providing a framework for the analysis of genomic prediction data.