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[Maize] Synbreed Ph.D. Training Course 2013: 'Breeding Methodology and Selection Theory'

Michael Auwers via maize%40net.bio.net (by michael.auwers from tum.de)
Sat Jul 20 04:12:50 EST 2013

Dear All,

We are glad to announce the

Synbreed Ph.D. Training Course 2013: 'Breeding Methodology and Selection

which will take place on September 16th/17th 2013 at the University of
Hohenheim, Germany.

The course provides an introduction to breeding methodology and
selection theory for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in animal
and plant breeding. It will be conducted by Piter Bijma of Wageningen
University and Research, one of the leading authorities in this field.
The course is intend­ed as an introduction to the subject and also
covers a number of more advanced and specialized approaches to selection
theory as applied in animal breeding.

Programme Overview:

- Basic single and 2 locus population and quantitative genetics
- Mutation drift and selection
- A unified framework for response to selection & Price’ Theorem
- Molecular relatedness, base generations, IBD/IBS, variance in
relatedness and effective number of loci

And, if time permits:

- Drift, coalescent theory, neutral theory
- Optimal long-term gene-based selection

Further details are available at the Synbreed website:


Registration is open!

Kind regards,

Michael Auwers


Project Coordination Synbreed

Plant Breeding
Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Emil-Ramann-Str. 4
D-85354 Freising

Tel.: +49 (0)5504 937413
Fax: +49 (0)5504 937412
Mobil: +49 (0)172 8837504
Email: synbreed from tum.de
URL: www.synbreed.tum.de

Apologies for double postings!

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