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).
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.
Friday, January 26th, 2018.
QTL mapping of multivariate traits.
Crosses for QTL mapping.
Interval mapping and Haley-Knott regression.
Compute genotype probabilities.
Multivariate regression of shape on genotype probabilities.
Programs: MorphoJ, R / qtl.
Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno
Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP)
Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona). Spain
MORPHMET may be accessed via its webpage at http://www.morphometrics.org
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