Animal Breeding and Genetics

20 - 31 August, 2018, WUR,  Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Deadline for application: 1 July 2018, 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 "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.

Participants

This Summer School targets Master students and  Bachelor students which are at least in the 3rd year.

ECTS credits

4 ECTS

Application

Registration opens end January

Deadline for application: 1 July 2018, or until places are filled

Information

The underlying idea of the Summer School is to give students the opportunity to present drafts of their Master and PhD theses, which is related to “Rural development” and to get some critical feedback and ideas from other students as well as from teachers. Additionally, the students will work out a case study to practically apply and improve their knowledge
about rural development.

Course objectives

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
Course Design 

The course consists of four types of education: lectures, case studies, literature discussions and a individual assignment. Scientists with extensive experience in this domain give lectures and supervise students during their case studies.

Requirements 

Basic knowledge of animal breeding and genetics is expected.

Location

Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands

Further Information

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.

Costs

250 €; Travel costs, accomodation and food are not included in the fee.
For WUR-students there is no fee.

Contact

ir. DE (Dieuwertje) Lont

Coordination

Prof. Dr. J (Hans) Komen

Department of Animal Sciences
Animal Breeding and Genetics
6700AH WAGENINGEN