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300093 VO+SE Molecular Population Genetics (2013S)

6.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Monday 9 - 12, room C207 maths department (UZA 4 Nordbergstr. 15).
First meeting : Monday, March 4th, 9am.



max. 30 participants
Language: English



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Advanced topics in molecular population genetics. The course will have
a short introductory segment, consisting of 2-3 sessions, including
lectures and worked examples. The remainder of the course will consist of
coverage of 5-7 advanced topics in molecular population genetics, with
each topic spanning 2-3 weeks. Each topic will be covered by a different
instructor, who will briefly introduce the topic, and assign papers for
discussion at the next meeting. Students will be required to write short
essays on the week’s reading and to take turns leading the discussion.
Examples of topics include:

Speciation: theory and data
Experimental Evolution
Complex Traits
Genome Evolution

Course assessment: Evaluation of essays and course participation. ?
Reading: Scientific papers, TBA.

Prerequisites: An introductory course in evolutionary genetics. May be
any of:
300012 VO Modeling in Evolutionary Biology, Biology, Uni Wien
Lecture Mathematical population genetics, Mathematics, Uni Wien
Principles of Evolution, IST Austria
094011 VO Basic course for PhD students (Population Genetics Introductory
course), Vetmeduni Vienna
Alternatively, please contact one of the instructors for a list of
material that can be worked through PRIOR to the start of the course.
Please note that working through this material will likely take at least
6-8 weeks, so ask for this material as soon as possible.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Understanding the process of molecular evolution, through critical
reading of key papers.

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

MMB W-2, MMB W-3, MGE III-1, PhD MB 7

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