Centre for Bioinformatics and Biometrics

Symposium on
Bioinformatics and Biometrics for Plant Breeding Programs

25-26th July 2018, UOW

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25th July (Wednesday), Room 224, Building 3

Time Title Authors/Speakers
10:30-11:00 Welcome Reception
11:00-11:45 Katmandoo – a database tool to manage pedigree information for a plant breeding program Michael Hassall
11:45-12:30 Quantitative Genetics for Plant Breeding (working title) TBA
12:30-13:30 Lunch 
13:30-14:15 Experimental design: partial replication and sparse phenotyping Nicole Cocks
14:15-15:00 Factor analytic selection tools – a review of theory Lauren Borg
Beverley Gogel
15:00-15:30 Genomic Selection: A 1-stage approach modelling GxE in a MET dataset Ky Mathews
15:30-16:00 On-farm trials (working title) Beverley Gogel
16:00-16:30 Forum and open discussion 

Join us for Drinks at UniBar from 16:30-17:30 on Wednesday 25th July and then Dinner at Level 1 Harbourfront Restaurant, North Wollongong from 19:00 onwards.

26th July (Thursday), Room 224, Building 3


FAST theory and app – a dynamic tool for viewing FAST results
Break out sessions for each breeding program

Facilitated by Ky Mathews
10:30-11:00Morning tea 
11:00-12:00Break out sessions for each breeding program 
12:00-12:30FAST wrap up and conclusions


Information on the City's attractions and accommodation.
University of Wollongong Campus Map
Information to reach Wollongong from the airport of Sydney
Information about the free shuttle bus to reach the UOW campus from Wollongong

Suggested Accommodation
The University of Wollongong may have special rates at some of these hotels and apartments. It is also recommended that you check online for a price comparison.

MarketView Hotel
Novotel Wollongong
Sage Hotel Wollongong
The Belmore All-Suite Hotel – Wollongong
Boat Harbour Motel

Adina Apartment Hotel (serviced apartments)
Mantra Wollongong (serviced apartments)
Quest Wollongong apartments (serviced apartments)


---We acknowledge GRDC for funding this event---

Last reviewed: 6 June, 2018