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Course on Data-Driven Animal and Plant Breeding and Genetics

Date: 3rd May 2021 - 14th May 2021

Every day

Location: Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Cost: From £600

The principles of animal and plant breeding are increasingly coalescing due to advances in technology and increasing demands and opportunities for agriculture.

Farming data is being used for STEM classes in school

The University of Edinburgh, Scotland’s Rural College and the Excellence in Breeding Platform of the CGIAR are hosting a two week graduate level course on “Data-Driven Animal and Plant Breeding and Genetics”.

It will take place in Edinburgh from April 27th to May 8th. The course will be taught by John Hickey, Gregor Gorjanc, Ian Mackay, Chris Gaynor and Eduardo Covarrubias and a team of demonstrators and guest lecturers.

Find out more about the course


  • Early bird registration: £600 (till the January 31st 2020)
  • Late registration: £800 (till the March 31st)
  • Registration via the form at

The fee covers coffee, lunches, a welcome dinner, a farewell dinner and an afternoon walking tour around Edinburgh

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