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: 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