Name of course:
Biological consequences of selection
Level of course: PhD course
Time of year: Summer 2017
No. of contact hours/hours in total incl. preparation, assignment(s) or the like: 40/90
Capacity limits: 15 PhD students
Objectives of the course:
The objective of this course is to provide a platform for understanding the biological changes occurring when applying (artificial) selection. The student should be able to reflect on the consequences from a scientific point of view and understand the physiological changes taking place.
Learning outcomes and competences:
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
The participants will get several papers to read before the course week, and they will prepare a presentation of a selected topic.
The course will cover the following topics:
Pre-requirements are a M.Sc. in Quantitative genetics, population genetics or a similar background.
Name of lecturers:
Elise Norberg, Senior Scientist, AU (course organiser)
Roel Veerkamp, NMBU
Odd Vangen, Professor, NMBU
Lotta Rydhmer, Professor, SLU
Nicolas Friggens, Directeur d'Unité, AgroParisTech
Type of course/teaching methods:
The course will include a mixture of lectures, group work and presentations.
To be announced
The PhD students will present a given topic for the fellow students during the course.
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University
Special comments on this course:
This course is a NOVA PhD course, and NOVA students have first priority. Lectures will be given jointly with the MSc intensive course with the same course title.
21.-25. August 2017
Hafjell Hotel, Øyer, Norway. Accommodation will be provided.
Deadline for registration is May 15. See the course webpage for instruction on how to register.
If you have any practical questions or questions related to the course content or scientific level, please contact Elise Norberg (firstname.lastname@example.org).