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Statistical modeling applied to quantitative genetics

Grant number: 13/04906-4
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: June 09, 2013 - July 06, 2013
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Probability and Statistics
Principal Investigator:Clarice Garcia Borges Demétrio
Grantee:Clarice Garcia Borges Demétrio
Visiting researcher: Guilherme Jordão de Magalhães Rosa
Visiting researcher institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States
Home Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil


This project is about collaboration on research projects related to the development and application of Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) tools to genetics and genomics problems, such as whole-genome prediction of phenotypic traits (Project I), and on structural equation models applied to the analysis of molecular markers information and gene mapping (Project II). Additional activities to be developed during the visit to ESALQ would include a graduate level course at LCE, seminars, and interaction with students interested in statistical genetics and genomics, as well as animal/plant breeding applications. (AU)