Genomic and phenomic tools to identify the genetic basis underlying natural variation and adaptation

The study of adaptation and the evolution of natural systems benefits from recent progresses made in the field of genomics and phenomics. We will demonstrate progress using these methods to dissect complex traits using QTL approaches within families to genome wide association studies among populations.

We will use examples of plant collections from field work to fully controlled experiments in the lab.

We will illustrate the success and limitations of quantitative genetics in deciphering the link between phenotypes and genotypes and their impact in evolution.

Specific examples of studies and tools that will be discussed include response to water and nutrient, soil constraints, and light response.

Work on growth rate parameters versus phenology will also be used to illustrate the difficulty in making sense of temporal versus developmental factors.


Target audience

The target audience will be genetics and bioinformatics undergrads, PhD students and postdocs working on quantitative genetics approaches and population biology.

The workshop will also be suitable for students working on the response to environmental stress, as well as students doing phenomics, as an illustration of new tools and approaches.





This workshop is FREE, but you need to register your intention to attend to by 27 May 2015 as places are limited.


Information for registered participants


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