Plant Breeding University of Bordeaux
> Students learn how to: - Integrate theoretical and practical knowledge in a design study fora breeding program; - Integrate genotyping and phenotyping methods - Connect breeding methods, techniques and breeding goals dependingon species, parent al choice, breeding strategy, population genetics,selection methods, traits of interest that are crucial for successfulpractical breeding - Integrate legal rules and variety development, breeder’s rightsand patents - Integrate advanced statistics and bioinformaticsThe project concerns the set up of a breeding program for a specificcrop (student choice) with specific goals (breeding for: resistance topathogens, tolerance to abiotic stresses, fruit quality, biomoleculeproduction, etc.).
- Students must have completed a first year of Master in Biologicalscience. - Knowledge of quantitative and population genetics and evolutionbasis or basic knowlege of genetics/genomics. - Knowledge of statistics and R.
- Essay and group presentation of the personal project. - Quality of the proposal, report and presentation.
- Principles of selection and genetic gain, response to selection. - Germplasm resources, collecting, analysing, classifying. - International rules on germplasm resources. - Population improvement and cultivar development (breeding forlines, hybrids, clones, populations). - High through-put phenotyping. - Breeding strategies and methods including molecular breeding (MAS,genomic selection) and biotechnologies. - Multiple traits selection. - Genotype by environment interaction. - Protecting varieties and intellectual property. - Plant Breeding international network and organization.A focus is carried out on crop breeding but also on the breeding oflocal species such as pine, grapevine, fruit trees, strawberries,tomato, sunflower, etc.
- 42 In-class hours: face-to-face including at least 10 hours with researchers and breeders (30 hours), project study (12 hours). - Company visits (16 hours). - Distance-learning: self-study (10 hours). - Personal work (122 hours).
Online Course Requirement
Due to course content such as personal projects and company visits,the number of students may be limited. Duration: 12 weeks (Fall Semester)Language of instruction: EnglishMode of delivery: Face-to-face teaching: in-class, seminars, flipped classroom; distance learning
Site for Inquiry
Please inquire about the courses at the address below.
Contact person: Valérie Schurdi-Levraud email@example.comPierre-François Bert pierre-françois.bert@ u-bordeaux.fr Florence Lartigautflorence.firstname.lastname@example.org