Training on methodology for biology-driven selection

The training on methodology for biology-driven selection was held on 25th – 28th of September 2023, at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

Contact: or

List of available presentations:

For complementary material used for practicals, please contact


Day Morning Afternoon
1 – (25 Sep) –  Overview of BovReg project.

–  Shared experience with real data

–  Introduction to eQTL detection using Nextflow based workflow

–  Live demo of the analysis by downloading the workflow from GitHub

–  The complexity of eukaryotic genome

–  Hands-on practice for variants annotation.

2 – (26 Sep) – Repetition of matrices, variances and covariances, animal model, BLUP, GBLUP, MBLUP – Introduction to Bayesian Statistics

– Bayesian methods in GS: BayesA, BayesB, BayesC, and RKHS Bayes

3 – (27 Sep) – Practical session with exercises to apply and compare Bayesian methods on a small data set – Whole genome regression methods for including functional annotations

– Introduction to NextGP.jl package for “omics” data analysis

4 – (28 Sep) – Biology informed genomic predictions

– Inclusion of functional annotations into single-step genomic prediction




File(s) uploaded.