GenTORE Summer School on Genomic Prediction
Within the framework of the EU project GenTORE, a three-day summer school "Genomic prediction considering admixed populations and GxE" was held from June 29th to July 1st at Wageningen Campus. The summer school was hosted by WIAS and Wageningen University & Research, Animal Breeding and Genomics (WUR-ABG).
Admixture and Genotype by Envronmental interaction (GxE)
The focus of the summer school was on implementing genomic evaluations for populations that are heterogeneous either in terms of presenting admixture of multiple breeds, or because of being kept across a variety of different environments (GxE). The first part was taught by Emre Karaman & Ana Guillenea from Aarhus University, and the second part by Birgit Gredler-Grandl & Mario Calus from Wageningen University & Research.
In line with the GenTORE project, the summer school focussed on beef and dairy cattle applications. During each of the three days, lectures were followed by hands-on training using a cattle-like simulated data set. Analyses involved comparison of the newly developed methodology against state-of-the-art GBLUP analyses. In total there were 40 participants, including people working in the breeding industry and genetic evaluations, PhD students, post-docs, and other researchers.