Basics of Genomic Selection

Training webinar to introduce the basics of genomic selection and the different scenarios in which this methodology can be used.

Genomic selection/prediction is becoming an important tool to maximize genetic gain in breeding programs. The method covers multiple ways to improve different aspects of the breeders’ equation.

In this training, the basics of genomic selection are explained and the different scenarios where the methodology can be used are presented. Experts from the CGIAR system including CIMMYT, IRRI, and ICRISAT present case studies on the proper deployment of GS in breeding programs.


  1. Introduction
  2. Basics of Genomic Selection
  3. Dealing with Accuracy
  4. Selection Intensity and Cycle Time
  5. Mid-density Genotyping
  6. The CIMMYT Maize Breeding Program
  7. Genetic Variance and Logistics
  8. The IRRI Rice Breeding Program
  9. Computational Aspects and Implementation

Recorded during the workshop "Basics of Genomic Selection: Towards increasing selection accuracy, selection intensity and reducing cycle time in self and cross-pollinated crops," 9-11 August 2021. Organized and coordinated by Sanjay Katiyar, EiB ICAR project coordinator. View the workshop opening remarks.