2014 Tucson Winter Institute in Plant Breeding,  January 6th-10th, 2014. | Plant Breeding and Genomics News | Scoop.it

The BIO5 Institute at the University of Arizona is pleased to announce the 2014 Tucson Winter Institute in Plant Breeding, to be held the week of January 6th-10th, 2014. 

 The goal of the Institute is to offer state-of-the-art instruction and training in modern plant breeding tools such as statistics, molecular breeding, and computation.  While plant breeding is among humankind's oldest and most important endeavors, it remains a highly dynamic field. There is a constant flux of new technologies for plant improvement, such as advances in genomics, bioinformatics, high throughput phenotyping, and new statistical approaches for selection, gene mapping, and GxE interactions. The Tucson Winter Institute in Plant Breeding through the BIO5 Institute and the iPlant initiative offers breeders state-of-the art training in these modern tools.