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Reminder: NOVA PhD Course "Design of Genetic Improvement Programs" - Open for Applications

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    Håkon Sparre, UMB

The course will take place on 19 - 23 Jun. 2017 in Viborg, Denmark.
Application deadline: 15 Apr. 2017.

The course is of 3 ECTS and is organised by Senior Scientist Elise Norberg, Aarhus University, Science and Technology.

Course information web page

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Course Description
The course is aimed at tackling problems from practical modern genetic improvement of agricultural livestock and crops. Through the course you acquire theoretical insight in designing genetic improvement programs in general and experience in some practical examples. You will be able to design genetic improvement programs for simple situations. Recently developed methods, including the use of genomic data, are considered and their role in designing genetic improvement programs is evaluated.

Important topics in designing genetic improvement programs are to compare genetic progress with the increase in inbreeding, and to explain and compare risks and consequences of different genetic improvement programs using simulation tools. Topics to be covered in the course include modelling and simulation using deterministic and stochastic methods, use of molecular information, reproductive technologies, selection strategies and mating strategies.

Programme Outline
Lectures from 8.30 until 12.00. Group work, assignments and presentations in the afternoon.

Main teachers:

  • Christian Sørensen, Senior scientist, Aarhus University
  • Theo Meuwissen, Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

Please find more information on the course and on how to apply here:

Published 16. February 2017 - 14:48 - Updated 3. April 2018 - 15:24