TUM Spring School 2017 "Selection Theory I"

March 25 – April 1, 2017
Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany

Lecturer: Professor Bruce Walsh, University of Arizona

The TUM Spring School 2017 will provide an introduction to selection theory and breeding methodology relevant for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in animal and plant breeding. The TUM Spring School will be taught by Professor Bruce Walsh of the University of Arizona, one of the leading authorities in this field. The course consists of lectures and practical components with hands-on exercises.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to basic concepts in selection
  • Changes in mean and variance under selection
  • Family based selection
  • Recurrent selection
  • Multi-stage selection
  • Index selection

Participants should bring laptops with R already installed!

Program overview

Lecture schedule and literature

Target group and requirements:

  • The course is intended for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in animal and plant breeding.
  • Knowledge of matrix algebra is desirable.

Course language: English

Number of participants: 30

Official registration is closed.

Accomodation in single bedroom: 455 Euro
Course fee*: 840 Euro (academia), 940 Euro (industry)
(*includes admission to scientific sessions, meals and field trip)

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

Travel information

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