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

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Soledad De Esteban Trvigno

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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 netics-and-genomics/introduction-evolutionary-quantitative-genetics/
or writing to cou...@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
approaches
. You will learn how to estimate genetic variances and covariances
in wild and captive populations, and how to test for evoluti onary
change.

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
Sole

So ledad De Esteban-Trivigno, PhD

Scientific Director

Transmitting Science

www.transmittingscience.org



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