• Genomic Open-source Breeding
    informatics initiative

  • Genomic Open-source Breeding
    informatics initiative

  • Genomic Open-source Breeding
    informatics initiative

  • Genomic Open-source Breeding
    informatics initiative

  • Genomic Open-source Breeding
    informatics initiative

Who We Are

We are a team of developers, molecular breeders, statisticians, bioinformaticists and breeders with a rich experience in managing data and applying genomic technologies to improve breeding. We are the first large-scale public-sector effort with the goal to systematically apply high-density genotypic information to the breeding of staple crops in the developing world. Initially the focus is on rice, wheat, maize, sorghum and chickpea in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. The genomic data management systems will include databases, imputation systems, and decision support tools for plant breeders.

Our Mission

To build open-source genomic data management and analysis tools to enable breeders to implement genomic and marker-assisted selection as part of their routine breeding programs.

Latest News
Hima Bindu Kudap gave talk at AICRP-Sorghum Annual Group meeting April 2018

Hima Bindu Kudapa, scientist (Genomics and Molecular Breeding), Research Program-Genetic Gains, ICRISAT, gave a talk…
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Susan McCouch, elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

The GOBii team at Cornell cheered PI Susan McCouch's election to the National Academy of…
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GOBii Hackathon at ICRISAT – April 2018

Developers met at ICRISAT, India for a GOBii Hackathon to review topics such as HDF5…
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Our Products
GOBii Genomics Data Manager (GDM)

GOBii Genomics Data Manager (GDM) consists of a data loader, a database, file systems, data extract, and email notification. Communication between the layers occurs through web services.

GOBii DArT Tools

The GOBii-QC (quality control) module was developed with Diversity Arrays Technology Pty Ltd using their open-source analysis platform KDCompute. GOBii-QC run by KDCompute is fully integrated with the GOBii-GDM system.

GOBii JHI Tools

Marker-Assisted Back Crossing (MABC) module: is an open source platform developed by GOBii with the James Hutton Institute (JHI) for conducting marker-assisted backcross visualization and selection analysis.