The University of California is holding its course on Breeding with Molecular Markers in Davis on Feb 14th and 15th, 2012.
This year, we are adding a module on genomic selection, the latest integration of genomics to breeding. The course covers the basics of DNA markers, quantitative trait loci, the transition from marker assisted selection to genomic selection with a highlight on breeding for disease resistance. A hands-on workshop on software support to marker application in breeding programs is a part of the course. The course is taught by experts from both industry and academia. This is a great chance to interact with experts and technology specialists in plant breeding.
Target Audience: The course is ideal for professionals who are directly or indirectly involved in plant breeding and germplasm improvement. It is designed for professional plant breeders who want to learn or expand their knowledge on when and how to incorporate molecular markers into their breeding programs. It is also appropriate for lab professionals who want to learn how their work may be applied. The course focuses on current marker technologies, quantitative trait loci, marker-assisted selection, appropriate population structures and sizes and quality control. The second day will host a hands-on workshop on how to analyze marker data with phenotypic data in breeding programs. The course is taught by experienced academic and industry professionals. The course provides 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 gen¬erate are applied in breeding programs.
Topics: The course covers a wide variety of valuable topics:
Click on detailed course agenda for the course programme.
Programme Cost: Early bird registration until December 23, 2011 - $550. Full registration cost of $650 begins December 24, 2011.