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Applications of bioinformatics in plant breeding course, April 2010


From 12–16 April 2010, the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ) of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) will hold an advanced course on Applications of bioinformatics in plant breeding in Zaragoza, Spain.

The aim of the course is to introduce the bioinformatics tools needed to help breeders and plant scientists realise the full potential of new molecular breeding approaches. The course will not only focus on the use of public data, but also show how groups with limited resources can use next-generation sequencing technologies to address issues directly relevant to the plant breeding community.

Through a combination of lectures, structured tutorials, demonstrations and case histories, course participants will be introduced to the major aspects of bioinformatics relevant to the application of genomics in plant breeding. A particular feature of the course will be to offer participants realistic options for integrating these new approaches into their own working practices.

Target: Plant breeders with some background in molecular genetics and geneticists, molecular biologists and computer scientists interested in plant breeding.

Deadline for application: 25th January 2010

Registration fee (tuition only): €450

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