Population genetics seeks to understand how the genetic composition of populations changes as they evolve. The course will cover the fundamental evolutionary processes, and especially, selection. Random drift and the coalescent will be covered more fully in “Applications of Stochastic Processes”, which requires somewhat more mathematics. Lectures will be accompanied by simulation exercises.
The course is aimed at both biology and DSSC tracks.

Target group: Students with an interest in evolutionary/population genetics; possibly also appropriate for students interested in biological modelling.

Prerequisites: Basic mathematical and computational ability, some knowledge of evolution (e.g. Intro to Evolution, or equivalent).

Evaluation: Homework (no exam).

Teaching format: Lectures, problems classes.

ECTS: 3 Year: 2019

Track segment(s):
BIO-EVO Biology - Evolutionary and Population Biology
BIO-QUANT Biology - Quantitative and Computational Methods in Biology

Teacher(s):
Nicholas Barton

Teaching assistant(s):
Christelle Fraisse

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