Bioinformatics for Breeding
The increasing number of genomic tools and resources which facilitate large-scale analysis of genotypes and traits are leading to novel, quicker approaches to breeding.
The increasing number of genomic tools and resources which facilitate large-scale analysis of genotypes and traits are leading to novel, quicker approaches to breeding. This course will introduce participants to the sequencing-based methods and bioinformatics tools available to apply genomic approaches to breeding.
The practical course will feature a collection of methods and bioinformatics tools fundamental for modern breeding, especially for crops. Next generation sequencing (NGS) has made large collections of open-source diversity genomic data possible, such as SNPs, that can be used as molecular markers for breeding. Combined with phenotypes, genome-wide association studies provide breeders with an understanding of the molecular basis of complex traits.
The course is aimed at researchers or pre-breeders working in
Some experience in bioinformatics would be an advantage but not mandatory, some knowledge of R/Rstudio and Linux & Command-line will be needed - basic training will provided at the beginning of the course.
Registration deadline: 08 January 2017
Participation: Open application with selection process