Conifer Translational Genomics Network - Coordinated Agricultural Project (CTGN - CAP)

» Curriculum Development

One of the educational goals of the CTGN is to develop advanced undergraduate and graduate level curriculum for the college classroom. Building from the materials created for our Project Shortcourse, we seek to:

  • Provide course materials for Co-PDs at all of our collaborating institutions
    • North Carolina State University - Fall quarter, 2009, "Quantitative Forest Genetics Methods" (FOR 728). Taught by CTGN co-PD Fikret Isik, the course incorporated genomics-based selection using mixed models. Graduate students working with the NCSU Cooperative Tree Improvement Program attended the course.
    • Oregon State University - Delivered a 3 credit Special Topics course, winter quarter, 2009 entitled "Association Genetics and Breeding". The course was developed by CTGN co-PDs Glenn Howe and Dave Harry, and featured guest lectures from several members of the Barley, Wheat, Solanaceae and CTGN CAP programs. The course syllabus and agenda are available here.
    • UC Davis - Spring quarter, 2010, "Complex trait dissection and methods in marker-assisted breeding" (GGG 298). The course was developed by CTGN PD David Neale, and featured several guest lectures. The course schedule is available here.
    • UC Davis - Spring quarter, 2011, "Introduction to Forest Biology" (ECL 298). The course was developed by CTGN PD David Neale and Mark Schwartz, and featured several guest lectures. The course schedule is available here.
  • Provide user-friendly teaching materials for instructors at noncollaborating institutions