Population Genetics I
Dr. Stephan Hutter
In the summer semester of 2016 the module "Population Genetics I" will consist only of a shortend 4-week lecture course in Block II worth 3 ECTS points.
The lecture provides insight into general principles of population genetics. Topics of discussion include forces like genetic drift, natural selection, migration and genetic mechanisms such as mutation and recombination.
Specific examples will be used to show how the mechanisms affect genetic variability in plants and animals (including humans). The following topics will be covered in detail:
- Introduction (Genetic variability, Hardy-Weinberg Law, classic models of natural selection)
- Neutral theory of molecular evolution (genetic drift, mutation, recombination, effective population size, coalescent)
- Detecting natural selection (positive and negative selection, balancing selection)
- Population structure, demographic processes and systems of reproduction
- Linkage disequilibrium
- QTL analysis
- Special applications (human evolution, genome projects, uncovering disease genes using DNA polymorphism)
From May 9th to June 2nd 2016
Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 12:30
Days that overlap with the EES excursion will be canceled.
Mondays: Room B01.019, Tuesday-Friday: Room G00.031
Lecture notes and other materials
The exam will take place on Thursday, June 2nd 2016 from 11:00 - 12:00 in room G00.031.
Please bring a calculator!
Exam Results SS2016
If you would like to take a look at your exam, please arrange a meeting by email.
The make-up exam will take place on July 19th 2016 from 13:00 - 14:00 in room G00.031.
If you would like to participate in the make-up exam, please register by email until July 15th 2016.
Make-up Exam Results SS2016