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 (preliminary): download here

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

Please note: The number of participants is limited. Your registration does not guarantee your participation. After expiration of the registration deadline you will be notified if your application was successful.

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