EVENTS Pedimap Software for Breeding. Training Session. 12-06-2014, Rhenen, The Netherlands

Pedimap Software for Breeding. Training Session. 12-06-2014, Rhenen, The Netherlands


FruitBreedomics invitation for a one day workshop on the use of Pedimap software in Breeding

June 12, 2014, Rhenen (The Netherlands)



About Pedimap

Pedimap is a software designed to graphically present genetic information in pedigrees, including phenotypic data and molecular marker data. Pedimap is helpful to clarify the genetic structure of breeding germplasm, to monitor the inheritance of traits along pedigrees, to visualize the genetic composition of a given individual based on marker data, or to monitor the co-segregation of phenotypes and molecular markers. An introductionarypresentation on the use of Pedimap in breeding has been presented during the stakeholdersday of the last 2014 FruitBreedomics annual meeting, and is accessible at:

About the workshop

The approach of the workshop is on gaining hands on experience (“doing it yourself” ) through a  series of exercises partly to be made in couples, and partly by directed guidance. Concepts and procedures will be first explained by oral presentations, which will cover approximately 25% of the time.

Examples and exercises are based on true pedigree and SSR marker data, mostly on apple and mostly coming from the EU-HiDRAS project. These data will be extended with some SNP data from the FruitBreedomics project.

End terms

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to apply this software on their own and be familiar with a series of tricks to generate pedigree graphs in a simple and efficient way.

This includes

Preparation of data input files

Preparation of a Pedimap project

Selection of individuals and their pedigrees

Visualization of phenotypic data

Visualization of marker data (true marker alleles, Identity By Descent probabilities) 

Customising the look of views

Management of the Pedimap project

Ways to insert Pedimap views/charts into Word and PowerPoint documents

Target audience:Breeders on fruit crops and their affiliates

Entry requirements: Basic computer skills  + Own labtop (Windows) having Word, Excel and Powerpoint.    

Date:  Thursday June 12 2014     8.15 AM  till 17.00 PM


Registration and participation is at no cost, as are the lunch and drinks offered during the workshop.  These are offered by the FruitBreedomics project. Additional expenses including lodging, travel, dinner(s) and additional consumptions have to be taken care of by the participant

Location:  Hotel ‘t Paviljoen, Rhenen, The Netherlands.

Rhenen is a small towne 6 km from Wageningen.

Adress:  Grebbeweg 103-105, 3911 AV Rhenen, The Netherlands 

Tel. 0317-619003 « « This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See included direction on how to reach the hotel further down in the document.


At the above hotel, rooms for single use are available for €79/night, breakfast included.

We have made a pre-booking for 25 rooms. This reservation is hold by the hotel until May 20. Participants must made the reservation directly into the hotel by themselves.

Tutor & Convenor

Dr. Eric van de Weg, Wageningen UR Plant Breeding, The Netherlands


Registration goes through the Fruit Breedomics website:   

The workshop is open to a maximum of 25 participants. Acceptance is on order of registration.

Registration closes June 5. However, registration prior to May 20 is appreciated. At that date, our reservation for hotel rooms expires, due to which we can no longer guarantee room availability.

Technical support

Mrs Janneke van Deursen. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Telephone #31-317-481036

Additional information on Pedimap

The software and manual are available at: Scientific documentation is available at  

Link to Travel directions

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Link to this document in pdf format

Link to travel directions in pdf format