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Roberto Fritsche-Neto

Roberto Fritsche-Neto

Senior Scientist I - Quantitative Genetics and Biometrics and Head of Breeding Analytics and Data Management


Roberto leads the biometrics, data management, and software development teams, and develops innovative solutions to biometrics challenges in breeding.


  • EMBRAPA, Brazil
  • Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil
  • Cornell University, USA
  • University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Led a research team developing applications of statistics and biometrics to phenotypic analysis, genome selection, drone phenotyping, among others to improve breeding programs for corn


  • Ph.D. in Genetics and Plant Breeding, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil (2011)
  • Postdoc with Dr. Jean-Luc Janninck, Cornell University (2016-2017)