Dear colleagues,


Registration is open for the course:  "From Phenotype to Genotype: The Genetic 
Basis of Shape – 4th Edition"; January 23-26, 2018. 


Instructors: Dr. Neus Martínez-Abadías (Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain) 
and Dr. Nicolas Navarro (École Pratique des Hautes Études, France).


Site:  Premises of Sabadell of the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel 
Crusafont (Barcelona, Spain).


Course Webpage:


The aim of this course is to provide participants with an overview of 
quantitative genetics, with specific application to shape analysis and 
decomposition of phenotypic variation into components of genetic and 
environmental variation. The basic theoretical concepts of resemblance between 
relatives, heritability, estimates of selection, and geometric morphometrics 
will be introduced. Practical lessons will enable participants to learn to use 
user-friendly (and not so user-friendly) software packages to estimate 
heritability, phenotypic and genetic variance covariance matrices, response to 
hypothetical selection, actual selection and QTL mapping. 

Participants are encouraged to bring their own data for analysis and discussion 
in the course. Morphometric data involves any kind of quantitative shape data 
collected on individuals, such as linear measurements and/or 2D or 3D landmark 
coordinates. Pedigree files usually consist of text files with a list of three 
columns (individual ID, father ID, mother ID). Specific details about 
formatting these files will be provided during the practical lessons.


This course is co-organized by Transmitting Science and the Institut Catalá de 
Paleontologia M. Crusafont. 


Please feel free to distribute this information between your colleagues if you 
consider it appropriate.


With best regards


Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno
Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP)

Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona). Spain

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