News 2017-07-15: PhD student from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania, visits Iowa State University

As part of his Borlaug LEAP Fellowship, James Mushi, a PhD student at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania under the Genomics to Improve Poultry Program, traveled to Iowa State University (ISU) in July 2017, to collaborate with ISU Genomics to Improve Poultry program partners on analyses for data generated through poultry trials conducted at SUA. James, whose research focuses on enhancing innate resistance to Newcastle disease virus in indigenous chickens in Tanzania, worked closely with partners at ISU to learn new techniques for data management and genomic analyses using R, Axiom suite Affymetrix, MobaXterm, and Plink programs. James also had the opportunity to network with other scientists working in Animal Science Department at ISU and learn about the use of HapFLK, a genomic software for determination of selection signatures in animals.

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