The B4EST consortium, through the University of UPPSALA, INRAE, University of OULU and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, in collaboration with EVOLTREE, is hosting a web conference from September 21-24, 2021. The course will present the latest extensions of Fisher’s infinitesimal model, in particular the omnigenic model and discuss their implications for breeding, association studies and evolutionary inferences.
The conference will cater to PhD students and postfoctoral fellows with background in population genetics and/or quantitative genetics.
General course plan: Each day we shall have 2 hours lecture in the morning and 2-3 hours tutorial in the afternoon. A detailed schedule will be sent to participants later on.
Panel of Experts (preliminary list): Santiago C. González-Martínez, Juliette Archambeau, Kalle Leppälä, Tanja Pyhäjärvi, Alina Niskanen, G. Giuseppe Vendramin, Antoine Kremer, Martin Lascoux
• Day 1: From the infinitesimal to the omnigenic model
• Day 2: The omnigenic model and evolution of quantitative traits architecture
• Day 3: Consequences of the omnigenic model for genomewide, multi-traits association: what we already know and what needs to be known
• Day 4: Estimating the genome-wide contribution of selection to temporal allele frequency change: principle and an application to forest trees