Integrated breeding platform - Plant breeding software

Statistical Analysis of Genetic and Phenotypic Data for Breeders

December 13, 2018

Open for application until: Sat, 15. Jun 2019

Who should attend? CGIAR center researchers and staff, National Programs researchers, CIMMYT’s partners, postgraduate students, molecular marker specialists, bioinformaticians, biometrician/statisticians, and visitors who are interested in the analysis of phenotypic and genotypic information in Breeding Programs. Participants should be familiar with basic theories and methods in plant breeding, plant genetics and statistics. Participants should be familiar with R.  

Primary lecturers: Lectures will be delivered by Juan Burgueño, José Crossa, Fernando Toledo, Paulino Pérez, Ángela Pacheco, and Gregorio Alvarado.

Costs: There will a charge of 400 USD for the course to cover indirect costs (classroom, audiovisual service). Each participant will have to cover his/her own travelling and accommodation expenses (including lunch and dinner).

Objectives: Through lectures, practices and discussions, you will learn:

  • Basic concepts about Generalized Linear Mixed Models. Use of computing tools for analysis of genetic experiments, analysis of multi-environmental trials with and without spatial analysis and analysis of the interaction genotype by environment.
  • Basic quantitative genetic concepts applied in Genome Selection and Plant Breeding; provide predictive models and methods in genome selection, use of software for genome selection.
  • Analysis of genetic data, data management, diversity analysis, genome wide association studies.

Contact details: Please address any enquires to Víctor Hidalgo Velázquez, Tel: +52 (55) 58042004 ext 2292 or by e-mail: For any scientific-academic issues, please contact Dr. Juan Burgueño, E-mail:

More information: See the detailed program


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