Using gene bank material for livestock populations: case studies and optimization using the MoBPS software
For population managers and gene bank users
From some decades, in different places in the World, gene banks for livestock species were developed, with now a large amount of cryopreserved material (semen, embryos, tissues, etc.). These gene banks don't represent only a long-term insurance for genetic resources, they also may be used in the current management of live populations.
The training session will then comprise two parts :
1) Presentation of real situations where cryopreserved material from a gene bank was used in live populations: why, how, what results, what questions?
• Speakers: Staff of Idele, IFIP and INRA (France).
2) Introduction to and use of the MoBPS software, develop to simulate and compare different breeding scenarios including the use of cryopreserved material. This part will mainly consist of practicals. Participants are invited to come with data from their own case study, to be tested with the software, but this is not a pre-requisit.
• Speakers: Henner Simianer and Torsten Pook, University of Göttingen (Germany).