Universität Wien FIND

300216 VO Introduction to Population Genetics (2016W)

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie


Language: English



This lecture is taking place with 5ESBO1 VO Population Genetics - Kofler R., Schlötterer C. (University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna)

Thursdays 10:00-12:30

Location :
-- VetMed: Library, Institut für Populationsgenetik, Building HA (4th floor), University of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinärpl. 1, Vienna
-- Faculty of Mathematics: Seminar room 09.143 (9th floor), Faculty of Mathematics, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz, Vienna

6. Oct.: VetMed
13. Oct.: Faculty of Mathematics [Cancelled by Prof. Schlötterrer]
20. Oct.: Faculty of Mathematics
27. Oct.: Faculty of Mathematics
3. Nov.: VetMed
10. Nov.: Faculty of Mathematics
17. Nov.: VetMed
24. Nov.: VetMed
1. Dec.: VetMed
15. Dec.: VetMed
12. Jan.: Faculty of Mathematics
19. Jan.: VetMed
26. Jan.: Faculty of Mathematics


Aims, contents and method of the course

Selection, genetic drift, migration, mutation & recombination, genome evolution, sequence evolution, neutral theory, neutrality tests, introduction to quantitative genetics

The students have gained a fundamental understanding of the evolutionary process within populations and species. They recognize selection, mutation, recombination, migration, and genetic drift as the forces to drive this process and can describe the evolutionary consequences of these forces in a quantitative model. They are able to capture and to interpret the genotypic and phenotypic patterns created by evolution on the population level.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Suggested reading:
Charlesworth & Charlesworth, Elements of Evolutionary Genetics, Roberts and Company Publishers
Hedrick, Genetics of Populations, Jones and Bartlett
Gillespie, Population Genetics, a concise guide, Johns Hopkins University Press

Association in the course directory


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