Torsten Pook, M. Sc.


Current research and projects

Scientific Assistant
  • Project: "Accessing the genomic and functional diversity of maize to improve quantitative traits" (MAZE)

Membership in scientific societies

  • German society for breeding (DGfZ)

Education

Study of Mathematics in Business and Economics
  • Master thesis: "Forecast of daily shipments in logistics" (in cooperation with DB Schenker)
  • Bachelor thesis: "Analysis of the imputing algorithm BEAGLE"

Working experiences

6/15 - 9/16: DB Schenker
  • Working Student in Management board: Finance and Controlling

Teaching

  • Workshop: Deep Learning - from theory to appliaction in genetics
  • M.Agr.0138 Selection theory, design and optimisation of breeding programs
  • Student Assistent (Tutor) in Linear Algebra I (WS12,WS13)
  • Student Assistent (Tutor) in Calculus II (SS 13)

Scientific awards

  • EAAP Scholarship 2017
  • Werner-Oettli-Award (2016) - Best Master thesis of the year

Publications

  • Pook T, Schlather M, de los Campos G, Mayer M, Schoen CC, Simianer H (2019) HaploBlocker: Creation of subgroup specific haplotype blocks and libraries. Genetics
  • Pook T, Mayer M, Geibel J, Weigend S, Cavero D, Schoen CC, Simianer H (2019) Improving imputation quality in BEAGLE for crop and livestock data. Biorvix.

Software

HaploBlocker
  • R-package for the identification of haplotype blocks and libraries. Available at https://github.com/tpook92/HaploBlocker
MoBPS
  • Modular Breeding Program Simulator. R-package for the simulation of breeding programs. Available at https://github.com/tpook92/RekomBre

Conference talks

  • Pook T (2014) BEAGLE Imputation Algorithm. In: Genetisch Statistische Ausschluss der DGfZ
  • Pook T, Unterseer S, Schoen CC, Simianer H (2017) Creation of haplotype blocks in DH-lines in maize. In: Workshop Biometrische Aspekte der Genomanalyse
  • Pook T, Weigend S, Simianer H (2017) A generalized approach to calculate expecta-tion and variance of kinship in complex breeding schemes. In: Annual Meeting of EAAP.
  • Pook T, Schlather M, de los Campos G, Unterseer S, Schoen CC, Simianer H (2017) Identification of haplotype blocks in DH-lines in maize. In: 4th International Symposium on Genomics of Plant Genetic Ressources.
  • Pook T, Weigend S, Simianer H (2017) Deterministische Berechnung von Erwar-tungswert und Varianz des Inzuchtniveaus in komplexen Zuchtprogrammen. In: Vor-tragstagung der DGfZ und GfT.
  • Pook T, Schlather M, de los Campos G, Cavero D, Simianer H (2018) Creation of subgroup specific haplotype blocks and libraries. In: World Congress on Genetics to Livestock Production.
  • Pook T, Schlather M, de los Campos G, Schoen CC, Simianer H (2018) Creation of subgroup specific haplotype blocks and libraries. In: 60th Annual Maize Genetics Conference.
  • Pook T, Mayer M, Simianer H (2018) Analyse der Imputation-, Inferenz- und Phasingqualität in BEAGLE. In: Vortragstagung der DGfZ und GfT.
  • Pook T, Schlather M, Simianer H (2018) RekomBre – A tool to simulate and compare large scale breeding programs. In: Annual Meeting of EAAP.
  • Pook T, Herzog S, Heise J, Simianer H (2018) Deep Learning – an alternative for genomic prediction. In: PLANTS and ANIMALS: Bridging the Gap in Breeding Research.