Seed Biotechnology Center
Seed Biotechnology Center
Seed Biotechnology Center
University of California
Seed Biotechnology Center

Breeding with Molecular Markers - February 2012

The University of California is holding its course on Breeding with Molecular Markers in Davis on Feb 14th and 15th, 2012.

This year, we are adding a module on genomic selection, the latest integration of genomics to breeding. The course covers the basics of DNA markers, quantitative trait loci, the transition from marker assisted selection to genomic selection with a highlight on breeding for disease resistance.

A hands-on workshop on software support to marker application in breeding programs is a part of the course. The course is taught by experts from both industry and academia. This is a great chance to interact with experts and technology specialists in plant breeding. 

The course is aimed at professionals who are directly or indirectly involved in plant breeding and germplasm improvement. It is an opportunity for breeders who are already using these tools to expand their knowledge of new strategies and technologies and for laboratory personnel to appreciate how the marker data that they genĀ­erate are applied in breeding programs.

Confirmed Speakers:

Allen Van Deynze, University of California, Davis
Rale Gjuric, University of California, Davis
Jorge Dubcovsky, University of California, Davis
Richard Michelmore, University of California, Davis
Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California, Davis
David Francis, The Ohio State University
Edie Paul, GeneFlow inc.

For questions, please contact Sue DiTomaseo at 530-754-7333 or by email at


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