Universität Wien

300369 UE Genomic approaches to variation, adaptation and speciation (2021S)

5.00 ECTS (3.00 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 served).


max. 12 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 05.03. 13:30 - 14:00 Digital
Tuesday 09.03. 09:00 - 13:30 Digital
Tuesday 16.03. 09:00 - 13:30 Digital
Tuesday 23.03. 09:00 - 13:30 Digital
Tuesday 13.04. 09:00 - 13:30 Digital
Tuesday 20.04. 09:00 - 13:30 Digital
Tuesday 27.04. 09:00 - 13:30 Digital
Tuesday 04.05. 09:00 - 13:30 Digital
Tuesday 11.05. 09:00 - 13:30 Digital
Tuesday 01.06. 09:00 - 13:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Population genomics and genome evolution from next-generation sequencing data, such as whole-genome sequencing, target capture, RAD sequencing and transcriptomics. We will exemplify genomic investigation procedures to trace natural selection, genetic ancestry, function, structure and gene-environment interactions, starting with introducing basic omic approaches, such as de novo assembly and mapping. Attendance of the complementary lecture VO300127 is highly recommended.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation in the practical - 2 points; discussion of the results with the group - 6 points; 3 homeworks each with 4 points; thus totaling 20 points.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The students are able to understand and apply basic pipelines in genomics (e.g., quality check and filtering of NGS reads; mapping; vcf manipulation; differential expression; SNP calling), and they have good knowledge and skills in the fields of evolutionary and ecological research.

Credit key: <10 points: 5; 10-11.9 points: 4; 12-14.9 points: 3; 15-17.9 points 2; 18-20 points: 1.

Examination topics

Practical work at the computer; demonstration
Understanding main concepts in evolutionary and ecological genomics
Integration of methods and data in a scientific presentation

Reading list

Literature will be given during the course.

Association in the course directory

MBO 5, PhD, MES5, MEC-9

Last modified: Fr 12.05.2023 00:23