Cursus over moleculaire veredeling van sweet potatoe

Advanced Course Modern Breeding Techniques for Improvement of Sweetpotato

During this two weeks course the major topics in the field of breeding and especially modern breeding will be covered, including the latest breeding techniques, using molecular analyses as a tool. The course will cover different kinds of markers and their use in breeding programs for fingerprinting, biodiversity, mapping of traits and QTL’s, incrossing of specific genes (wild or transgene into cultivars) and quality assessment. Case studies of modern breeding for sweetpotato will be presented. In addition, legal issues related to plant breeding, such as breeders rights will be discussed.

Practical info

Location: IPBO, Technologiepark 915, B-9052 Zwijnaarde
Contact: Hilde Muylle