New workshop for plant, animal and forestry breeders

June 20th-21st, 2016 – Freiburg, Germany

This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of using ASReml-R for the analysis of genetic data arising mainly from agricultural, animal and forestry breeding programs. This workshop is aimed at scientists/practitioners interested in analyzing complex datasets by fitting linear mixed models, particularly users with experience in breeding programs and design and analysis of experiments.

After the workshop the participants should be able to understand the use of ASReml-R and to analyze most biological experiments and particularly, study breeding trials for single or multiple sites or experiments. Participants should also be able to extract relevant genetic parameters and generate rankings of genotypes based on breeding value prediction to assist decisions in their genetic improvement programs. In addition, participants should be able to understand and perform genomic selection analysis using the methodology GBLUP in ASReml-R.

Places on the workshop are limited – more details and book.

Data analytics for bioscience

Described as the largest small analytics software company in the world, VSNi is a world leader in the advancement of statistical and data analytical tools and solutions for the biotechnology sector. Our tried and trusted, powerful analytics and technology are used widely in plant and animal breeding both in silico and field applications.

Our trusted analytics will power your data driven decision making.


Across the world, the VSNi Group is helping customers to realise the importance of these advancements and more importantly to solve real world problems. Our employees and collaborators; drawn principally from the fields of academia, technology and data analytics, are in the UK, China, New Zealand, Thailand, Australia, USA, Netherlands, Mexico and Philippines.

The VSNi Group is ideally placed to solve your problems.