Torsten Günther

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 24435

Research interests

  • Natural selection mapping

  • Simulation of populations

  • Association mapping

Short CV

  • since 09/2013: Postdoc at Uppsala University, Evolutionary Biology Centre, (Lab of Mattias Jakobsson)

  • 03/2013 - 08/2013: Postdoc at University of Hohenheim, Institute of Plant Breeding, Seed Science and Population Genetics

  • 01/2009 - 02/2013: PhD student at University of Hohenheim, Institute of Plant Breeding, Seed Science and Population Genetics

  • 09/2011 - 02/2012: Visiting PhD student at University of California, Davis (Coop lab)

  • 08/2008 - 12/2008: Research at Humboldt-University of Berlin, Institute of Animal Sciences (Lab of Gudrun Brockmann)

  • 08/2007 - 07/2008: Student assistant at IPK Gatersleben

  • 2003 - 2008: Undergraduate studies in Bioinformatics at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena; Diploma thesis "Inference of functionally deleterious nsSNPs in plant genomes", IPK Gatersleben (Lab of Karl Schmid)


  • Günther T. and Coop G. (2013) Robust identification of local adaptation from allele frequencies. Genetics. PubMed arXiv preprint

  • Günther T., Lampei C. and Schmid K.J. (2013) Mutational bias and gene conversion affect the intraspecific nitrogen stoichiometry of the Arabidopsis thaliana transcriptome. Mol. Biol. Evol. 30:561-568 PubMed

  • Hübner S., Günther T., Flavell A., Fridman E., Graner A., Korol A. and Schmid K.J. (2012) Islands and streams: clusters and gene flow in wild barley populations from the Levant. Molecular Ecology 21:1115-1129 PubMed

  • Cao J., Schneeberger K., Ossowski S., Günther T., Bender S., Fitz J., Koenig D., Lanz C., Stegle O., Wang X., Ott F., Müller J., Alonso-Blanco C., Borgwardt K., Schmid K.J., and Weigel D. (2011) Whole-genome sequencing of multiple Arabidopsis thaliana populations. Nature Genetics 43:956-963 PubMed

  • Günther T. and Schmid K.J. (2011) Improved haplotype-based detection of ongoing selective sweeps towards an application in Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Research Notes 4:232 PubMed

  • 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 PubMed

  • Günther T., A.O. Schmitt, R.H. Bortfeldt, A. Hinney, J. Hebebrand, G.A. Brockmann (2011) Where in the Genome Are Significant Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms from Genome-Wide Association Studies Located? OMICS 15:507-512. PubMed

  • Childs L.H., H. Witucka-Wall, T. Günther, R. Sulpice , M. v. Korff-Schmising, M. Stitt, D. Walther, K.J. Schmid, T. Altmann (2010) Single feature polymorphism (SFP)-based selective sweep identification and association mapping of growth-related metabolic traits in Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Genomics* 11:188. PubMed

  • Günther T. and K. J. Schmid (2010) Deleterious amino acid polymorphisms in Arabidopsis thaliana and rice. Theor. Appl. Genetics 121:157-168. PubMed

  • = equal contributions