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Summer School 2013

'Quantitative Traits: Advanced Topics in Plant and Animal Breeding'

Organized by: C.-C. Schön (TUM)

Guest lecturer: Bruce Walsh (University of Arizona)

Dates:       30. 6. – 12. 7. 2013
The actual course will begin on Monday, July 1st. Participants should plan on arriving on June 30th, as there will be a short evening session to sort out technical details (WLAN, software etc) so that things can progress smoothly on Monday morning.

Location:  Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany


The Synbreed Summer School 2013 provides an introduction to the evolution and selection of quantitative traits for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in animal and plant breeding. The Summer School will be conducted by Bruce Walsh of the University of Arizona, one of the leading authorities in this field. The course consists of lectures and practical components with hands-on exercises. It is intend­ed as an introduction to the subject and also covers a number of sophisticated approaches to the evolution and selection of quantitative traits.

Programme Overview:

    • Introduction to mixed models and Bayesian statistics
    • Selection under different crossing schemes
    • Multivariate and index selection
    • Selection and genotype x environment interactions

    Download the full programme here

      Target Group and Requirements:

        • The course is intended for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in animal and plant breeding.
        • Knowledge of matrix algebra is assumed.
        • Knowledge of R is desirable.

          Course language: English


          Course fee (no accommodation)       600 Euro      
          Participant in single bedroom*        1250 Euro
          Participant in double bedroom*       1100 Euro
          (*includes: course fee, full accommodation and meals. Not included: 19% German VAT)

          For Synbreed staff members costs will be covered by the coordination project (except travel expenses).

          Information about the course venue: Please visit

          Number of places for participants: 35

          Registration: Registration ended on March 31st 2013

          Directions for getting to Herrsching are available here. A timetable for the S-Bahn is to be found here.

          Course Material


          Project Coordination Synbreed
          Michael Auwers / Ulrike Utans-Schneitz
          Chair of Plant Breeding
          Center of Life and Food Sciences Weihenstephan
          Technische Universität München
          Emil-Ramann-Str. 4
          D-85354 Freising

          Ph.:    +49 (0)8161/71-3419
          Fax:    +49 (0)8161/71-4511
          Email: synbreed[at]