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Workshop: Advancing Computer Skills in Plant Breeding

December 13, 2022 | 8:00 am - December 16, 2022 | 5:00 pm

This workshop is open to students, postdocs and faculty.


Plant Science Initiative (PSI), Seminar Room 1322A
NC State University Centennial Campus
840 Oval Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606


Modules: taught by teams of faculty, post-doc, and students
Introduction and demos by the team
Practice on sample data sets

Dates and Modules

Tuesday (12/13)

  • Experimental design in plant breeding – Jason Osborne
  • Image analysis for high-throughput phenotyping: applied image segmentation and machine learning using OpenCV and Tensorflow in Python – Mark Watson
  • Application of DNA markers for QC – Trevor Walker, Yu-Ming Lin, Nasir Shalizi

Wednesday (12/14)

  • Predictions of breeding and genetic values – James Holland and Fikret Isik
  • Analyses of binary traits – Fikret Isik

Thursday (12/15)

  • Genetic relationships and GBLUP – Christian Maltecca, Fikret Isik
  • Using DNA markers for disease screening – Jeff Dunne, Ryan Andres

Friday (12/16)

  • Linkage and QTL mapping in diploid and polyploid species – Massimo Lorizzo, Marcelo Mollinari


Dr. Fikret Isik (Co-director of Tree Improvement Program), email:
Dr. Carlos Iglasias (Director of Plant Breeding Consortium), email:


Maximum 30 people. The fee is $300. It covers lunches and coffee breaks. Free to NCSU grad students.

Register Here

Deadline for registration: November 14, 2022

Organized by:

Plant Breeding Consortium
Cooperative Tree Improvement Program
North Carolina State University


December 13, 2022 | 8:00 am
December 16, 2022 | 5:00 pm