The course covers the basics of DNA markers, quantitative trait loci and the transition from maker assisted selection with a highlight on breeding for disease resistance.
New for 2014!
Extended modules on genomic selection, the latest integration of genomics to breeding, and a hands-on workshop on software support to marker application in breeding including the Integrated Breeding Platform and BLUPS.
Who should attend?
The course is aimed at professionals who are directly or indirectly involved in plant breeding and germplasm improvement. It is an opportunity for breeders who are already using these tools to expand their knowledge of new strategies and technologies and for laboratory personnel to appreciate how the marker data that they generate are applied in breeding programs.