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Quantitative Methods in Plant Breeding

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

Tutor: Ian Mackay & Dr Keith Gardner

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.Originally devised at NIAB by Ian Mackay.

Course Details

Week 1: Monday 18tt March–Friday 22nd March 2019.
Week 2: Monday 25th March–Friday 29th March 2019.

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 – £999; others – £1499 (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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March 18th, 2019 10:30 AM through March 29th, 2019 2:30 PM

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Huntingdon Road
Cambridgeshire, CB3 0LE
United Kingdom

Phone: 01223 3422229

Course Fee(s)
Student £999.00
Other £1,499.00