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300436 VO+SE Molecular Population Genetics (2016S)

6.00 ECTS (4.00 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. 25 participants
Language: English



jeden Montag, 9.00 -11:30 Uhr,
Faktultät für Mathematik, SR Bioinformatik/9.Stock
Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Wien
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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

Compulsory attendance; the evaluation consists of different performances: quality and completeness of the seminar presentation, active participation in the scientific discussion of the presented publications, written records (the percentage of the subgrades will be announced by the course leader); each of the subgrades must have a positive evaluation.

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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