Detailed information about the course

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Title

Molecular Population Genetics

Dates

26-30 June 2017

Organizer(s)

A joint course with the University of Geneva
Prof. Alicia Sanchez-Mazas, University of Geneva (CH)

Speakers

Prof. Alicia Sanchez-Mazas, University of Geneva (CH)

Dr. Estella Poloni, University of Geneva (CH)

Dr. Mathias Currat, University of Geneva (CH)

Description

This course intends to learn basic theory and practice in molecular population genetics by proposing theoretical introductions followed by a large set of practical applications using available computer programs, as well as several conferences by invited researchers. Each day, the attendees will work on different genetic data sets prepared by the teachers to analyse genetic diversity within and among populations (of different organisms) and discuss their results.

 

The following topics will be covered:

  1. Analysis of genetic diversity within populations: gene frequency estimation, tests for Hardy-Weinberg and linkage equilibrium, genetic diversity, mismatch distributions, selective neutrality tests (EW, Tajima, Fu, McDonald-Kreitman,...).
  2. Analysis of genetic diversity among populations: genetic distances, molecular distances, analysis of population subdivision, MDS analysis, bootstrap, distance matrix comparison, genetic structure. The computer programs used in this course include Fstat, Arlequin, DnaSP, Structure, R and others.

 

All charts and graphs will be done by using R and RStudio

Location

University of Geneva

Credits

3

Evaluation

Full attendance and personal work: students are required to write a report at the end of the course

Information

When?
26-30 June 2017
9h00-⁠12h00 & 13h30-17h30

 

Where?
University of Geneva
Computer room, Pavillon Ansermet (26 quai Ernest-Ansermet, 1205 Genève)

 

Information
The course is given in English. The handout is in English and in French.

Expenses

PhD students of the DPEE are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class) and meals (up to 25 CHF). Please send the original tickets (no copies, except for the general abonnement) with the reimbursement form to:

 

Caroline Betto-Colliard

 Doctoral Program in Ecology and Evolution

 DEE- Biophore Building

 University of Lausanne

 CH-1015 Lausanne

 

 

Concerning reimbursement of accomodation, please contact Caroline Betto-Colliard (caroline.betto-colliard(at)unil.ch) BEFORE the beginning of the course.

Registration

Priority is given to PhD students of the DPEE until 1st of June 2017. After this deadline, first comes, first serves!

Through your myCUSO account!

Places

5

Deadline for registration 10.06.2017
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