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250080 VO Mathematical population genetics (2020W)

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 25 - Mathematik

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Language: English

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Because there are already more than 30 participants in this course and to our lecture hall (HS 2) at most 24 persons can be admitted (under the current Covid regulations), I will start this course digitally. We will use Blackboard Collaborate for our lectures. I already installed a link for the first unit on October 5 in Moodle. Further detailed information and additional updates will be provided in Moodle (and on my homepage: https://homepage.univie.ac.at/Reinhard.Buerger/lva.html).

Monday 05.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 06.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 12.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 19.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 20.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 03.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 09.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 16.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 17.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 23.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 30.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 01.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 07.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 14.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 15.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 11.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 12.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 18.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 25.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 26.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 2 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture course gives an introduction to mathematical population genetics. Population genetics is concerned with the study of the genetic composition of populations and how this composition is changed by genetic, ecological, or evolutionary factors such as selection, mutation, recombination, mating, migration, or random genetic drift. Therefore, in population genetics these mechanisms and their interactions are studied. Population genetics is a prerequisite for understanding biological evolution and has important applications in animal and plant breeding, as well as in conservation biology. In this course, an introduction to the most fundamental mathematical models is provided. These are usually formulated in terms of differential- or difference equations, or as Markov processes. In the simplest cases, these models describe the evolution of gene frequencies under the influence of the above mentioned factors. Also models are designed that allow inferences about evolutionary processes in the history of a population given data of its present genetic conposition. Students are strongly advised to attend the exercises (PS) because many important examples will be treated there that illustrate and deepen the theory covered by the lectures. The exercises will be held bi-weakly (then 90 minutes).

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral exam (possibly online)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Good understanding of the model building, of the basic theory, and of the most important results and applications.

Examination topics

Topics covered by the lecture notes and the slides. Both are available in Moodle and on my homepage: https://homepage.univie.ac.at/Reinhard.Buerger/lva.html

Reading list

See lecture notes and slides (are available in Moodle and at https://homepage.univie.ac.at/Reinhard.Buerger/lva.html)

Association in the course directory

MBIG

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