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Phenomics

Advanced course on statistical tools for plant phenomic data analysis

30 August 2019

In January 2020, the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ-CIHEAM), with the collaboration of the European Plant Phenotyping Network (EPPN2020), will host an advanced course on statistical tools for plant phenomic data analysis in Zaragoza (Spain).

Effective field-based high-throughput phenotyping is key for future breeding advances, but it generates huge volumes of data points through time requiring special statistical methods to extract meaningful information for plant breeding purposes. This course intends to provide participants with information on the different platforms, sensors and carriers used for plant phenotyping as well as the suitable experimental designs and analysis using mixed models. Participants will be able to correct extracted plant features for spatial and temporal trends, learn about the potential of integrating secondary plant traits in genetic models for prediction of yield and will acquire practical experience in applying statistical methods through the analysis of case studies and hands-on exercises.

For more information, visit the course website: Statistical tools for plant phenomic data analysis