Inka Gawenda

PostDoc - alumni

Crop Plant Biodiversity and Breeding Informatics Group (350b)
Institute of Plant Breeding, Seed Science and Population Genetics
University of Hohenheim
Fruwirthstrasse 21, Room 0.29
D-70599 Stuttgart

Phone: +49-711-459 24423

Research interests

  • Association mapping

  • Plant Breeding

  • Population genetics

Short CV

  • since 10/2009: PostDoc at the University of Hohenheim, Institute of Plant Breeding, Seed Science and Population Genetics

  • 05/2006 - 09/2009: PhD student at the University of Hannover, Institute for Plant Genetics, Dept. of Molecular Plant Breeding; PhD thesis "Marker assisted analysis of horticultural interesting traits in Phalaenopsis Hybrids with QTL-mapping and genome wide Association studies"

  • 10/2000 - 05/2006: Undergraduate studies in Horticultural Science at the University of Hannover; Diploma thesis "Analysis of genetic Diversity in Osteospermum sp. with molecular markers", Dept. of Molecular Plant Breeding

  • 01/2004 - 06/2004: Internship, Selecta First Class, Encinitas, CA, USA

  • 08/2003 - 01/2004: HORTECUS Exchange student, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA


  • Günther T., Gawenda I. and Schmid K.J. (2011) phenosim - A software to simulate phenotypes for testing in genome-wide association studies. BMC Bioinformatics 12:265

  • Gawenda I., Schröder-Lorenz A. and Debener T. (2011) Markers for ornamental traits in Phalaenopsis orchids: population structure, linkage disequilibrium and association mapping, Molecular Breeding, accepted

  • Gawenda I. and Debener T. (2009) Genetic diversity of Osteospermum genotypes analysed by AFLP and chloroplast SSR markers, European Journal of Horticultural Science, Europ. J. Hort. Sci. 74: 86-94

  • Borchert T. and Gawenda I. (2010) Development and application of high-throughput Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism technique in Calluna vulgaris (Ericaceae) Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, Vol.13 No.2