Dear colleagues,

There are some scholarships available for Transmitting Science course "From 
Phenotype to Genotype: The Genetic Basis of Shape"


Deadline for applications: Oct 31st, 2017.

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

Dates: Jan 23-26, Barcelona (Spain).

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

Course Webpage:


Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018.

Overview of Quantitative Genetics.

Resemblance between relatives.

Fishers variance decomposition: Phenotypic, genetic and environmental variation.

Methods to estimate heritability: From correlation to REML.


Heritability of simple univariate shape traits.

Programs: SOLAR, VCE, Wombat.


Wednesday, January 24th, 2018.

Quantitative genetics of shape on a multivariate framework.

Geometric Morphometrics analysis of shape.

Mixed Models for estimating heritability.

G and P: Genetic and phenotypic variance-covariance matrices.


Estimation and comparison between G and P components of shape.

Programs: VCE, Wombat, MorphoJ.


Thursday, January 25th, 2018.

Shape and selection.

Response to selection.

Estimation of natural selection.


Estimation of hypothetical response to selection: Breeder's equation.

Multiple regression of fitness on shape.

Programs: MorphoJ.


Friday, January 26th, 2018.

QTL mapping of multivariate traits.

Crosses for QTL mapping.

Recombination model.

Interval mapping and Haley-Knott regression.


Compute genotype probabilities.

Multivariate regression of shape on genotype probabilities.


Programs: MorphoJ, R / qtl.


Best wishes


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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