Christian Werner

Research Fellow

Contact details



The Roslin Institute
Easter Bush Campus

Post code
EH25 9RG


My research is focused on the utilisation of quantitative genetics, genomics and biostatistics in plant breeding. I am fascinated by the opportunities arising from modern high-performance computational technologies which allow the combination of classical phenotype-based selection with molecular data and optimisation of the structure of breeding programs. Having studied agricultural sciences and crop science, one of my key objectives is to make scientific knowledge and novel methods useful in practice. During my doctoral project from 2014 to 2017 at the University of Giessen (Germany) I was involved in a large collaborative project investigating the application of state-of-the-art genotyping and phenotyping technologies for modelling and prediction of hybrid performance in canola. I joined the Roslin Institute as a research fellow in October 2017. My current research project deals with the development and evaluation of selection strategies including genomic prediction in a in a commercial strawberry breeding program.