[Drosophila] Transmitting Science course Intro to Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics, April 8-12

Soledad De Esteban Trvigno via dros%40net.bio.net (by soledad.esteban from transmittingscience.org)
Mon Nov 5 04:51:33 EST 2018

   Dear Colleague,
   Registration is open for Transmitting= Science course "Introduction to
   Evolutionary Quantitative Ge= netics"
   Instructors: Dr. Erik Postma (University of Ex= eter, UK) and Dr.
   Jesús Martínez-Padilla (Universidad de Oviedo, = Spain).
   Dates: April 8th-12th, 2019, Barcelona (Spain)
   Place: C= apellades, Barcelona (Spain).
   More information: [1]http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/ge=
   or= writing to courses from transmittingscience.org
   Quantitative genetics use= s the phenotypic resemblance among related
   individuals to = infer the role of genes and the environment in
   shaping phenotypic variation.
   By simultaneously using the resem= blance among all individuals in the
   pedigree, these methods provide more pr= ecise and accurate estimates
   of genetic and non-genetic variance components= (heritabilities and
   genetic correlations). Furthermore, they allow for the= estimation of
   individual-level genetic effects (breeding = values), and thereby the
   inference of evolution.
   In this course we will cover everything from basic quantitative
   genetic theory and stat= istics to advanced mixed model-based
   . You will = learn how to estimate genetic variances and covariances
   in wild and captive populations, and how to test for evoluti= onary
   Along the way, you will be exposed to the main= software packages, and
   the R packages MCMCglmm and ASReml= -R in particular, and you will
   learn about their strengths and weaknesses.<= /p>
   You are strongly encouraged to bring your own data (if you ha= ve it),
   which you will be able to work on during the course and wh= ich will
   allow you to put the theory into practice.
   With best regards=
   So= ledad De Esteban-Trivigno, PhD
   Scientific= Director
   Transmitting Science


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