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.

Topics covered:

  • 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

Time schedule: download here

Course material: to download course material please use the Interna page (password-protected) at the bottom of the left navigation panel

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

Online registration: Registration is closed

1.399,00 Euro (academia)
1.599,00 Euro (industry)
*include full board accommodation in single bedrooms from June 25 to July 02, 2019 and admission to scientific sessions

Services: Please visit the homepage of the course venue: www.hdbl-herrsching.de

Travel information: download here

Chair of Plant Breeding
TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan
Technische Universität München
Ulrike Utans-Schneitz, Ute Wiegand
Liesel-Beckmann-Str. 2
85354 Freising, Germany
Tel +49.8161.71.5226