Animal breeding and genetics

21th August - 1st September 2017, Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands

Deadline for application: July 1st, 2017 or until places are filled

Introduction

“Food security in a changing world – how can animal breeders contribute?” is the key question during the Summer course Animal Breeding and Genetics. The course is meant for students who would like to learn more about various issues that are important for the implementation of sustainable breeding programs for farm animals, with a focus on both developed and developing countries and from a global perspective. The course is organized during two weeks in August in Wageningen.

The summer school is initiated by the EMABG consortium. However, this summer school is intended not only for students that participate in the European Master in Animal Breeding and Genetics (EMABG) but also for other students that want to become internationally experienced. Scientists with extensive experience in this domain give lectures and supervise students during their case studies.

Course contents

The "Summer course Animal Breeding and Genetics" mainly deals with various issues that are important for the implementation of sustainable breeding programs for farm animals. Attention will be paid to situations in both developed and developing countries in the context of global food security.

After the course, students are able to:

  • Understand the concept of global sustainable food security
  • Identify the competing claims with respect to sustainable food security
  • Explain how animal production can contribute to sustainable food security
  • Explain how animal breeding can contribute to sustainable food security
  • Have a clear understanding that animal breeding in developing countries is different from animal breeding in developed countries
  • Conceptualize a research program that contributes to food security and meets the local environment and market conditions
Schedule

For more information about the course program, contact
Lisette Bourquin (until the 1st of June: lisette.bourquin@wur.nl)
or Dieuwertje Lont (as of the 1st of June: dieuwertje.lont@wur.nl)

Credits

4 ECTS

Language

English

Application

For application, please send an email to
Lisette Bourquin (until the 1st of June: lisette.bourquin@wur.nl)
or to Dieuwertje Lont (as of the 1st of June: dieuwertje.lont@wur.nl).

Deadline for application: July 1st, 2017, or until places are filled

Accommodation

There is the possibility to apply for student accommodation via www.shortstaywageningen.nl.

Costs

Participation costs are 250 EURO. Costs for housing are variable, there are different options on www.shortstaywageningen.nl or students can explore other possibilities. Travel expenses and food are not included. After payment of fees registration is binding.

Contact

Contact person for questions:

Until June 1st, 2017:
Lisette Bourquin
Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre
Droevendaalsesteeg 1
NL – 6708 PB Wageningen
Phone: +31 317 482335
Email: Lisette.Bourquin@wur.nl

As of June 1st, 2017:
Dieuwertje Lont
Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre
Droevendaalsesteeg 1
NL – 6708 PB Wageningen
Phone: +31 317 482464
E-Mail: Dieuwertje.Lont@wur.nl