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2012: Advanced Course Modern Breeding Techniques for Improvement of Sweetpotato

During this two weeks course the major topics in the field of breeding and especially modern breeding were covered, including the latest breeding techniques, using molecular analyses as a tool. The course covered different kinds of markers and their use in breeding programs for fingerprinting, biodiversity, mapping of traits and QTL’s, incrossing of specific genes (wild or transgene into cultivars) and quality assessment. Case studies of modern breeding for sweetpotato were presented. In addition, the challenges to commercialize ‘elite transgenic events’ as well as legal issues related to plant breeding, such as breeders rights were discussed.
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The course was realized with the support of IPBO, UGent, CIP, SASHA and VLIR-UOS.

 

2009: Advanced Course Modern Breeding Techniques for Improvement of Leguminous Crops

The course covered the most important aspects related to modern breeding and the application of molecular techniques with a specific focus on the use of markers and their application in breeding (fingerprinting, biodiversity, trait mapping, crossing in specific genes and quality assurance). Legal aspects in plant breeding and other aspects of the value chain were also included in the program. Case studies of several leguminous crops, including Lupins, Clover, Cowpea, Chickpea, Medicago Sativa, Bambara groundnut, Lathyrus and Phaseolus were presented.
The course was realized with the support of IPBO, UGent, and VLIR-UOS.

 

2006: Summer Course on Biosafety Assessment and Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology

The course material such as publications and used powerpoint presentations for this course can be consulted at iosafety summer courses can be consulted here.
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The course was realized with the support of IPBO, UGent, and VLIR-UOS.

 

2005: Summer Course on Biosafety Assessment and Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology

The course material such as publications and used powerpoint presentations for this course can be consulted at iosafety summer courses can be consulted here.

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2004: Summer Course on Biosafety Assessment and Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology

The course material such as publications and used powerpoint presentations for the biosafety summer courses can be consulted here.