Name of course:
Statistical models for genomic prediction in animals and plants
ECTS credits: 3
Level of course: PhD course (also available for MSc’s – see comment).
Time of year: Summer 2017
No. of contact hours/hours in total incl. preparation, assignment(s) or the like: 35/80
Capacity limits: 30 students
Course Fee: 1500 DKK
Objectives of the course:
The course focuses on the quantitative genetics and statistical background of different genomic prediction models, covering also estimation of variance components, theory on genomic heritabilities, Bayesian statistics, estimation of hyper parameters in Bayesian models, multitrait models and simple genomic feature models. Use of all models will be trained in computer practicals with the objective that students obtain an understanding of the statistical principles of the different models, and can analyse data with a critical assessement of the results from different statistical approaches.
Learning outcomes and competences:
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
Teaching sessions are schedule for 5 days:
Every day is broken up by 1.5-2 hours lecture followed by 1.5-2.5 hours exercise in the morning, and the same scheme is repeated in the afternoon. As part of the practical exercises students will be asked to present their results, which will be discussed with the other students.
Background in linear models (regression, multiple regression) and preferably in mixed models (random effects, variance components).
Name of lecturers:
Luc Janss, Theo Meuwissen.
Type of course/teaching methods:
Lectures, computer exercises, short presentations by students
Approx. 5 key papers and class notes.
Assessment is based on short presentations during practicals and active participation in the discussion of the exercises. PhDs receive a course certificate when successfully completing the course.
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University
Special comments on this course:
The course is also available as 5 ECTS MSc course with a higher workload (adding a project report and exam). The MSc version of this course will be announced in the AU summer courses for MSc’s.
There is a course fee of 1500 DKK to cover expenses and this fee includes lunch and refreshments during the course days. Accommodation is not included in the course fee and should be arranged separately.
26 - 30 June 2017
Asmildkloster Landbrugsskole, Viborg. Accommodation can be provided.
Deadline for registration is 1 May 2017, payment of the course fee of 1500 DKK must be done at registration.
For registration go to AU-webshop
For questions, please contact course coordinator Luc Janss (firstname.lastname@example.org).