TUM Spring School 2017 Selection Theory I

Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany

25.03.2017 - 01.04.2017

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.

Lecturer: Bruce Walsh, University of Arizona

Topics covered:

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

Target group and requirements:

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

Flyer (PDF)

Number of participants: 30

Registration: www.plantbreeding.wzw.tum.de/index.php?id=95

Registration deadline: December 11, 2016

Organisationand Contact:
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