Genetics & Genomics Made Easy
Want to learn how to use genetics and genomics tools to improve your ranch’s efficiency and productivity?
You get a glimpse of a concept here and a technique there, but never quite get the full picture.
You attend a workshop or conference, but never quite get the full picture of how the system works.
You talk to salesman #1 and they say that their product is the best. You then call salesman #2 and their product is also the best.
So, how do you pick the right test?
You have no time for trial and error, because let’s be real, would anyone want to play games with their breed improvement program?
You hear that if you don’t use genomics, you will be left behind.
But, what strategies should you really be using?
Don’t spend your hard-earned money on bogus tests.
Start being strategic about your breed improvement program to maximize your efforts and your profit.
Genetics & Genomics Made Easy
Building a Foundation
In this module, we talk about defining the goals, the components of genetic improvement and the differences between simple and complex traits.
Beyond the Basics
Here we dig deeper with how to use EPDs and selection indexes. We talk about how to use possible change tables to compare any bull.
To leap ahead, we must understand how to properly use the many genomics-based tests, including parentage testing, simple trait tests and genetic defects.
Completing the Picture
Breed Improvement is not complete without genomics. That's a fact. Here I talk about genomic profilers, how to evaluate a genomic panel, as well as how to carry out genomic selection.
How to Select Your Genomics Options
How to Select Your Genomics Service Providers
Key Strategies for Using Genomics
Hi, I am
Dr. Elisa Marques
I will be your instructor for this course, BeefFRONT: Genetics & Genomics Made Easy.
From humble beginnings helping my father compile phenotypic data for a very small Breed Association to being part of the team that built the first bovine chip - The Bov50k - and decoded the bovine genome.
Now, I help thousands of people acquire expertise in Biotechnology and Genomics and use cutting-edge technology to stay at the forefront of their industries.
I am very excited to have you join us :)
At your Own Pace
You can access courses on your desktop, mobile or tablet. Every week a new module to be applied at your own pace.
Earn Your Certificate
Once you have successfully completed the course and passed your quizzes, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.
You can learn anywhere at anytime. Download pdfs and audio files for when you don't have internet access.
Concepts and practical guides broken down into small pieces to maximize learning and application.
Bonuses - Limited Time
Bonus #1: How to Select Your Genomics Options
How many times have you wondered if you were making the right purchasing decision when it came to your genomics options?
Bonus #1 slashes that worry away. It covers the reasons and processes of how Seedstock and Commercial producers should decide on their genomics options.
Bonus #2: How to Select Your Genomics Service Providers
The number of genomics service providers is increasing. That is great.
With that comes the tough challenge of deciding which one you should go with.
Deciding on a genomics-service provider is never a task to be taken lightly.
In this module, I teach you to fine tune your BS radar and which questions to ask those providers that claim to want to help you.
Bonus #3: Key Strategies for Using Genomics
Which strategies should you use if you are just starting to use genomics?
Which other strategies should you use if you want to rapidly increase the rate of genetic progress while minimizing your expenses?
This bonus module walks your through each of the genomics strategies for every stage of the breed improvement program.
What Others Say
The course was really well thought out!
Dr. Marques presented the material in a very clean and direct way, covering the subjects in a clear path and built up to the finish.
The workshop was very informative and gave some new perspective on the rapidly changing world of genomics. Elisa correctly made the case that breeders not embracing and investing in genomics would be left behind.
Well done. You have developed a great resource for unbiased information and insights that aren't afraid to push the boundaries of where genomics could go.
5 Core Modules + 3 Bonus Modules that will cover the fundamentals of animal breeding and genetics, walk you through how genomics became the missing puzzle piece for the Beef Industry and then set you in the right path for using the Industry's game changer system to skyrocket any breed improvement program.
Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions:
How long will the course be available for?
The course will be available for 12 months. During that time, you can re-watch any course lectures that you want.
When does the course start and end?
Once you enroll in the course, you will have instant access to all course materials. The course will be available to you for 12 months. During that time, you can re-watch any course lectures you want.
I don't own a ranch or farm. Is this course good for me?
This course was created for anyone that is in the Beef Industry. So if you are in beef industry - whether you are a rancher, farmer, veterinarian or just starting - this course builds the foundation on how to use and apply concepts in genetics and genomics in beef cattle.
Do you provide a refund?
Because this is an introductory course and all of the modules are instantly available to you upon purchase, we cannot issue refunds.
Will I get a Certificate of Completion?
Yes! Once you complete all lectures and quizzes, you will receive an online Certificate of Completion, which can be linked to your LinkedIn Account.
How difficult are the quizzes?
Very difficult... just kidding!! All quizzes contain material related to the lectures. So, if you are paying attention, there is no reason not to pass with 100%.