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Roberto Fritsche-Neto

Roberto Fritsche-Neto

Senior Scientist I - Quantitative Genetics and Biometrics and Breeding Analytics Lead


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)