Dr GANCHO SLAVOV
Computational and Analytical Sciences
Gancho is interested in both fundamental and applied population/quantitative genetics. His basic research is aimed at gaining greater understanding of the processes that shape patterns of genetic variation within and among populations. More specifically, he has worked in three areas: 1) assessing the population genetic structure of forest tree and other plant species in the context of their life history characteristics; 2) developing molecular markers and analytical methods of direct quantification and modelling of pollen-mediated gene flow; and 3) elucidating the molecular underpinnings of complex phenotypic traits using association mapping and characterising genome-wide patterns of nucleotide diversity, recombination and linkage disequilibrium. At the same time, all major research projects that Gancho is involved in have a strong emphasis on translation for the needs of breeding and conservation programmes. His current work focuses on developing integrative methodology that can be used to dissect the genomic architectures of quantitative traits and predict population- and individual-level phenotypes across different environments and management schemes.
- Tailoring Plant Metabolism (TPM)
- 2004 - PhD in Forest Genetics/Statistics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
- 2000 - MSc in Forestry, University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria