WHEAt and barley Legacy for Breeding Improvement

Next training : 19-20 May 2016, JHI Dundee

During the course of the WHEALBI project, an important focus is given to the knowledge transmission.

After the Phenotyping training organised in April (attended by 30 participants!), another training is organised in May :

  • SNP discovery and analysis using next generation technologies : exome capture and RNAseq, 19-20 May 2016, at The James Hutton Institute in Dundee (Scotland)

The training has a limited number of attendees (24) so register as quickly as possible, with your background, current employee or current studies followed, and short explanation of your interest to participate to the training. Attendance is free of charge. To register, send an email to : contact (at) whealbi.eu or Joanne.Russell (at) hutton.ac.uk


SNP discovery and analysis using next generation technologies: exome capture and RNAseq

The James Hutton Institute, Scotland UK. Dundee, 19-20 May 2016

Targeted public Young scientists, scientists, breeders
Maximum attendance 24 persons


Day 1- 19th May 2016 – Start : 9am

1.    Introduction – available approaches to SNP discovery (exome capture, RNA seq) :

2.    Mapping and variant calling (barley genome assembly, pseudomolecules and pipelines for SNP calling)-

3.    Visualisation and databasing (Flapjack and MorexGenes)

Day 2 – 20th May 2016

1.    Data utilisation – Applications for population genetics

2.    QTLs and GWAS approaches

3.    Combining SNP data with bioclimatic variables

4.    eQTLsWider applications and the development of SNP assays (KASPs and 50K SNP chips)

5.    Targeted approaches for disease resistance genes an example from potato (REN seq)

6.    Summing up and round table discussion

End of the training : 3pm

Getting there:

  • By car: From Dundee: Leave the city in a westerly direction along Riverside Drive and Riverside Avenue, towards Perth (A85) continuing to its end. At the roundabout junction with the A90 turn west towards Perth immediately taking the slip road signposted for Invergowrie on your left. Follow the signs to the left for Invergowrie at the next roundabout before taking the first right into Errol Road which is signposted for the James Hutton Institute. Follow the road round a sharp right hand bend. The entrance to the James Hutton Institute is marked with a sign at the foot of the drive on your right.
  • By bus: Invergowrie is served by the 16 and 77 bus routes. There are bus stops on Main Street and Errol Road and there is a footpath to the James Hutton Institute between the houses on Errol Road.

Dundee Travel Information www.dundeetravelinfo.com

Stagecoach Bus www.stagecoachbus.com

  • By train: Regular trains from Glasgow, Edinburgh, London and other UK cities run to Dundee. National Rail Enquiries nationalrail.co.uk
  • By air: Flybe runs regular flights between London Stansted and Dundee airports. Flybe flybe.com

People interested to participate are invited to send an email to the whealbi consortium (contact (at) whealbi.eu) and after confirmation make their own hotel reservation (a list is circulated to the participants).