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300127 VO Genomic approaches to variation and adaptation: a road map (2017S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course language is English.

Course will take place in the first half of the semester on Mondays and Thursdays from 15.00-17.00h. Details about course location / lecture rooms will be provided in the first meeting.

Monday 06.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Thursday 09.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Monday 13.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Thursday 16.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 20.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Thursday 23.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 27.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Thursday 30.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 03.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg EG
Thursday 06.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Students learn essential concepts in evolutionary and population genomics from next-generation sequencing data including genome assembly, detecting Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) and Copy Number Variants (CNV´s), genomic investigation procedures to trace natural selection during adaptation and speciation, Genome Wide Association Scanning (GWAS) in wild species, genomic and geographic clines and the impact of hybridization and gene flow on genomes, structural and functional aspects of genomes, and gene-environment interactions.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral exam (scientific discussion on selected topics of students´interest)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students understand the essential concepts behind current key genomic approaches for studying variation, adaptation, and speciation in plants, animals, and other organisms. They are able to choose suitable approaches for addressing specific questions in the modern life sciences in general and in ecology & evolutionary biology in particular. Attendance of the complementary UE 300369 is recommended for students wishing to go deeper into ecological & evolutionary genomics during their MSc or PhD projects.

Examination topics

Lecture presentations (pdfs of powerpoints available on Moodle)

Reading list


Association in the course directory

MBO 7, MES5, MEV W-1, MEV W-5, MEV W-6, MEC-9

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