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Course Genomic Selection in Livestock in June/July 2011

The Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre from Wageningen UR (with Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences - WIAS), and agn Genetics, Switzerland (formerly applied genetics network) are organizing the course Genomic Selection in Livestock in Wageningen, The Netherlands, and in Davos, Switzerland.


Aim of the course

The aim of the course is to provide to post graduate students and professionals working in animal breeding the basic theory in genetic evaluation using whole genome data and using it in practical data analyses.


Course outline

Bayesian Methods (Gibbs-, Metropolis-Hastings Sampler), Models to predict SNP effects and map QTL (BayesA, B, C, G-BLUP, Lasso, PLS), Interpretation of SNP Effect estimates, Validation of results, Estimating SNP effects using high and low density SNP panels, imputation. For an example of a previous course of Rohan Fernando and Dorian Garrick, see


Rohan Fernando & Dorian Garrick, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University, USA

Credit points

  • Wageningen 1.5 ECTS (through WIAS)
  • Davos: Confirmation of attendance.

Credit points can be obtained through your local post graduate programme.


  • Wageningen: 500 Euro for academia and 1000 Euro for others.
  • Davos: 800 CHF for academia and 1300 CHF for others.

The price includes lunch. Dinner and accommodation are not included. After registration you will receive an invoice. Participants are only accepted after receiving their registration fee. If there are not enough people registering for one of the courses, we reserve the right to cancel one or both of them.

Registration and more information

 For each course the maximum number of participants is 50. Registration starts  immediately and ends at March 31, 2011.

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