Advanced Genetic Improvements [42928]
Amills Eras, Marcelo
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Facultat de Biociències

Date: 2016-17
Abstract: The agroindustry in Europe is represented by 310,000 companies with an approximate economic value of 1 billion euros. In Spain, it represents the 17% of the Gross Product, comprises 32,000 companies and exports for a value of 13 billion euros. Animal breeding and genomics are the pillars of an efficient and sustainable animal production. Many companies, as Monsanto, Evogene, Hypor, ABS Global US and Du Pont have specialized in the production of high-valued genetic resources aimed to improve the economic imput of farmers. Our main goal is to provide to students with a highly specialized formation on Animal Breeding and Genomics. This knowledge would be fundamental to develop a career in the agricultural and farming industry as geneticists and animal breeders. The specific goals of the course are listed below: • Learn the statistical methodology to understand the genetic evaluation of animals and plants both using the IBD and molecular coancestry approaches. • Develop strategies to optimize genomic selection. • Learn new methods for the analysis of the genetic diversity of populations. • Learn the methods used in the genome analysis of domestic animals. 1 • Introduce the student to the methods used to identify and analyze genes that contribute to the variability of complex traits in animals. • Acquire bioinformatics skills for the genome analysis of domestic animals. • Infer the processes that contributed to the formation of domestic animal populations from molecular data.
Note: Professors que imparteixen l'assignatura: Josep Maria Folch Albareda, Jordi Jordana Vidal, Jesús Piedrafita Arilla, Armand Sánchez Bonastre, Joaquín Casellas Vidal.
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Language: Anglès.
Studies: Genètica avançada/Advanced Genetics [4313802]
Study plan: Genètica Avançada / Advanced Genetics [1156]

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