Molecular methodologies for assessing and applying genetic diversity in crop breeding
Organised by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), with support from India`s Department of Biotechnology (DBT), this 2nd training course from ICRISAT`s Center of Excellence in Genomics (CEG) provides participants with a hands-on opportunity to gain expertise in the use of molecular markers in diversity analysis, gene/QTL mapping and marker-assisted breeding. It focuses on the experimental design and data analysis components of molecular markers. The expenses of selected participants from India are covered by DBT and the course is also open to a few participants outside of India, who should cover their own expenses. The Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) will sponsor travel costs for 4 participants from selected APAARI institutes. Deadline for applications is 20 September 2008.