Quantitative Methods in Plant Breeding

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March 12th, 2018 10:30 AM  
through   March 23rd, 2018 2:30 PM
Huntingdon Road
Cambridgeshire CB3 0LE
United Kingdom
Phone: 01223 3422229
Student £ 972.00
Other £ 1,442.00

Statistics, computation and data handling, molecular genetics, population genetics, quantitative genetics, linkage analysis, genomic selection, association mapping, marker assisted selection.

Tutor: Ian Mackay

Course Content

The course content ranges from the well established, for example variety trial design and analysis, to more contemporary methods such as linkage disequilibrium mapping and genomic selection. Emphasis is on practical application of methods to breeding programmes with theory covered in sufficient depth to allow confident evaluation and application of methods to plant breeding programmes. The course provides an opportunity for participants to become familiar with the concepts and utilization of contemporary methods and software at all stages in the breeding process.

Course Details

Week 1: Monday 12th March–Friday 17th March 2018.
Week 2: Monday 19th March–Friday 23rd March 2018.

The course will start at 10.30 on Mondays and finish at 14.00 on Fridays to allow UK travel to and from Cambridge.

What’s included
Course materials, refreshments, lunches, local excursions, a pub meal, the course dinner and transport to and from the hotels at Orchard Park.

Course Cost
Postgraduate student – £972; others – £1442 (no VAT applicable).

Delegates should book their own hotel rooms. Three hotels with reasonable rates close to NIAB are: Further details can be found on the flyer below.


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