Peter von Rohr: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017

Name Dr. Peter von Rohr
Einheit Tiergenetik
ETH Zürich, TAN C 1
Tannenstrasse 1
8092 Zürich
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science

751-6305-00LLivestock Breeding and Genomics3 credits3GP. von Rohr
AbstractMethods for analysing livestock data, in particular for the estimation of breeding values: principles of selection index, introduction to BLUP, application of common models used, relationship matrix, methods for the estimation of variance components, basics of breeding programs. The material will be illustrated via exercises and assignments.
ObjectiveThe students are able to set up design matrices, the relationship matrix and its inverse as well as the Mixed Model equations to estimate BLUP breeding values for smaller examples.
Content- Selection index (various sources of information, one trait, multiple traits)
- Relationship matrix and its inverse
- BLUP: one trait, repeated observations, multiple traits, economic indices
- Introduction to methods for the estimation of variance components
- Assignments
Lecture notesCopies of the slides are available on the net.
LiteratureTo be announced in the lectures.