Title: "Introduction to Quantitative Trait Locus (QTL) Mapping in an Experimental Population"
Speaker: R.W. Doerge, Department of Statistics and Department of Agronomy, Purdue University

Place: Materials and Electrical Engineering (MSEE) B012
Date: March 3, 2015; Tuesday
Time: 4:30pm


There is tremendous interest in understanding the molecular basis of complex traits. Initially, the genetic dissection of quantitative traits involved measurements of gross phenotypes (e.g., yield, disease resistance, etc.). More recently, the underlying mechanisms of inheritance have been studied through various approaches that are supported by modern technological and methodological advances, namely quantitative trait locus/loci (QTL) analysis in genetics and gene expression analysis in genomics. The purpose of this talk is to introduce QTL mapping in experimental populations to researchers and students with little to no knowledge of QTL mapping. This talk will also serve as an advertisement for STAT 549 (Fall 2015), a Masters level Statistics course for people wishing to learn methods and software for QTL mapping.

Associated reading:
1. R.W. Doerge. 2002. Mapping and analysis of quantitative trait loci in experimental populations. Nature Reviews Genetics. 3:43-52

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