With an objective of empowering NARS partners in Genomics-Assisted Breeding tools, ICRISAT ‘s Center of Excellence in Genomics (CEG) is pleased to announce its 11th training course on Next Generation Sequencing Technologies for Crop Improvement to be held during November 17- 28, 2014 in ICRISAT, Patancheru, Hyderabad (India).

Cost effective genotyping and analysis of genotyping data to select most appropriate candidates for crossing is critical to deploy Genomics-Assisted Breeding (GAB) for crop improvement.

With recent advancements in next-generation sequencing technologies, it is now possible to undertake re-sequencing or high throughput genotyping (HTPG) approaches such as genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) in any crop. Appropriate data analysis within a given time using appropriate decision support tools remains a challenge.

This course is part of the Critical Focus Area-Molecular Breeding of ICRISAT and of the CGIAR Research Programs on Grain Legumes and on Dryland Cereals. Over 260 scientists have been trained by the CEG in the previous 10 trainings.

To apply:
Interested scientists practicing/having potential to deploy molecular breeding are invited to apply online http://www.ceg.icrisat.org/cegregistration.html .

For further details or queries, please contact:
Rajeev Varshney, Director – Center of Excellence in Genomics (CEG) (r.k.varshney@cgiar.org)
Anu Chitikineni, Manager – CEG (a.chitikineni@cgiar.org)