Application of evolutionary algorithms to solve complex problems in quantitative genetics and bioinformatics


Brian Kinghorn & Cedric Gondro

University of New England, Armidale, NSW Australia




Heuristics and evolutionary computation

From in vivo to in silico

Differential evolution

Genetic programming

Problem representation

Managing constraints

Changing the goalposts

Improving performance

Diagnosing convergence

Applications in bioinformatics, system biology and artificial life







Bayesian methods in genome association studies


Dorian Garrick & Rohan Fernando

Iowa State University, Iowa, USA



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Part 2

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Additional Slides (RF)



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Armidale Animal Breeding Summer Course 2009    Materials


Quantitative Genetic Theory and Analysis- Selection Theory:    Bruce Walsh 

Quantitative Genetic Models for social interaction and inherited variability: Piter Bijma


 Armidale Animal Breeding Summer Course 2008      Materials 

            Genomic Selection:       Ben Hayes


 Armidale Animal Breeding Summer Course 2007      Materials

            Generalized Linear Mixed Models:        Steve Kachman


Armidale Animal Breeding Summer Course 2006    Materials

        Gene Expression:          Toni Reverter

            Breeding Program Design:         Graser, James, Van der Werf

Armidale Animal Breeding Summer Course 2005    Materials
            Breeding Objectives: Gibson, Van der Werf, Kinghorn
            Scientific Writing:          David Lindsay
            ASReml:           Arthur Gilmour
Armidale Animal Breeding Summer Course 2004    Materials
            Bayesian for Beginner               Kerrie Mengersen
            Bayesian Models for QTL analysis        Michel Perez-Enciso
            Bioinformatics   John McEwan

Armidale Animal Breeding Summer Course 2003    Materials

            Scientific Writing:  David Lindsay
            Linear Models for animal breeding:   Julius van der Werf, Mike Goddard
            QTL detection models:  Julius van der Werf, Ben Hayes
Armidale Animal Breeding Summer Course Home
Contact                     Julius van der Werf 
                                    Animal Genetics, UNE
                                    phone: 02 6773 2092; 
                                    fax 02 6773 3955
                                    jvanderw (at)