Molecular Breeding for Product Development

DESCRIPTION

This course covers the stages and components of a molecular breeding program with specific focus on product development. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to design and execute their own breeding programs.

OBJECTIVES
  • To understand the stages and components of a molecular breeding program
    • resources includes genetic and financial resources
  • Understanding the tools and techniques required 
  • Gain proficiency in selected techniques related to molecular breeding
  • To be able to design a product-oriented molecular breeding program
KEY MODULES
  • Overview of molecular breeding process including discussion of scoping
  • Genetic resource identification
  • Phenotyping 
  • Statistical analysis
  • Genotyping
  • Genetic analysis
  • Multi-location testing and analysis
  • Designing molecular breeding programs
TARGET AUDIENCE
  • Government officials
  • NARES/NGOs/CBOs
  • Scientists and technical officers
  • Those undertaking molecular breeding programs
  • Those sponsoring molecular breeding programs
  • Private Sector agri-business employees (large and small)
  • Post graduate students (Masters and PhD level)
DURATION
  • 10 days
PREREQUISITE
  • Basic understanding of plant breeding concepts
  • Basic understanding of statistical methods
CONTACT INFORMATION

Ms. Achu Arboleda
IRRI Education
E-mail: m.s.arboleda@irri.org

International Rice Research Institute
DAPO Box 7777, Metro Manila, Philippines
Fax: (63- 2) 891-1292; 580 5699
Phone: (63- 2) 845-0563; 580 5600 ext 2538
Email: education@irri.org
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