TUM Summer School 2019 "Selection and Breeding"
June 25 – July 2, 2019
Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany
Lecturers: Bruce Walsh, University of Arizona and Guilherme Rosa, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The TUM Summer School 2019 will provide an introduction to classical and genome-based selection theory and breeding methodology. The Summer School will be taught by Professor Bruce Walsh of the University of Arizona and Professor Guilherme Rosa of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, two of the leading authorities in this field. A guest lecturer from Computomics will give an introduction to machine learning. The course consists of lectures and practical components with hands-on exercises.
- Introduction to estimation of genetic parameters using Bayesian MCMC techniques
- Introduction to machine learning
- Introduction to selection theory
- Single-trait selection
- Multi-trait selection
- Genome-based selection
Target group and requirements:
- The course is intended for researchers in the field of quantitative genetics, breeding, and biostatistics from academia as well as from industry.
- Knowledge of matrix algebra and programming is desirable. Participants should bring their own laptops.
Course language: English
Number of participants: 30
Registration: Will open in March
Services: Please visit the homepage of the course venue: www.hdbl-herrsching.de
Chair of Plant Breeding
TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan
Technische Universität München
Ulrike Utans-Schneitz, Ute Wiegand
85354 Freising, Germany