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Training course on molecular marker technology for crop imrovement

ICRISAT's Center of Excellence in Genomics (CEG), supported by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, will hold its fifth training course, entitled 'Molecular marker technology for crop improvement' from 18th - 29th May 2009 at the ICRISAT Campus in Patancheru, Greater Hyderabad, India.

The course will provide participants a hands-on opportunity to gain expertise in the use of molecular markers (SSRs, SNPs and DArTs), gene/QTL mapping and marker-assisted breeding. Its focus will be on the experimental design and data analysis components of molecular markers, rather than the actual marker data generation technology. Special attention will be given to the requirements regarding the utilization of a high-throughput marker service facility such as the one currently being established at CEG.

The fifth training course is open to mainly Indian scientists, but scientists from other developing countries who have a demonstrable ability to use the techniques taught and the CEG marker services will also be welcome.

Selected Indian participants will be provided 2nd class AC train fare by the shortest route to and from ICRISAT, as well as boarding and lodging at ICRISAT. Candidates selected from other developing countries will be required to procure sponsorship from either their home organisation or external funding agencies to support their travel expenses. ICRISAT-CEG will cover their boarding and lodging at ICRISAT.

Final date for submitting online applications: 31 March 2009.

Contact for more details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Leader, Centre of Excellence in Genomics, ICRISAT, Patancheru, India and Subprogramme 2 Leader, GCP).