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300364 SE Evolutionary genetics (2020S)

Concepts and applications in population genetics and phylogenetics

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 25 participants
Language: German, English



Peliminary meeting: March 2nd, 2020 at 4 p.m. at the Natural History Museum Vienna, side entrance, Burgring 7, Kurssaal.

Seminar will take place from March to May 2020 (dates will announced, on Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.) at the Natural History Museum Vienna, Burgring 7, 1010 Vienna, Kurssaal.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar provides insights into methods of systematic / phylogenetic and evolutionary studies based on molecular genetic data. Various examples from current literature will be used to discuss questions and methods ranging from population genetics and phylogenetics to related disciplines. The seminar is supposed to enhance the students´ ability to critically evaluate scientific publications in molecular evolutionary biology.

Assessment and permitted materials

Seminar with continuous assessment; Seminar lectures by students: Presentation of relevant topics using scientific publications (70%, maximum number of points 14); Active participation in the discussions (30%, maximum score 6)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

at least 11 points
Attendance compulsory for at least 60% of the course

Examination topics

Seminar with continuous assessment; Seminar lectures by students: Presentation of relevant topics using scientific publications; Active participation in the discussions;

Reading list

Literature will be distributed during the Seminar.

Association in the course directory


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