Date
Description
22JanuaryCourse overview; Genetic transmission in populations
24JanuaryThe Hardy-Weinberg principle and estimating allele frequencies
29JanuaryInbreeding and self-fertilization
Project #1 assigned
31January
In-class tutorial
05FebruaryAnalyzing the genetic structure of populations: the Wahlund effect and F-statistics
Project #1 due
07FebruaryAnalyzing the genetic structure of populations: individual assignment
12FebruaryGenetics of natural selection: principles
Project #2 assigned
14FebruaryGenetics of natural selection: estimating viabilities
19FebruaryGenetic drift: introduction
Project #2 due
21FebruaryGenetic drift: effective population size
26FebruaryGenetic drift: mutation and migration
28FebruaryGenetic drift and natural selection
05MarchGenetic drift: the coalescent
Project #3 assigned
07MarchMolecular evolution: history and principles
12March
In-class tutorial
14MarchMolecular evolution: patterns of nucleotide and amino acid substitution
Project #3 due
19March
Spring break; No lectures or lab
21March
Spring break; No lectures or lab
26MarchMolecular evolution: detecting selection on nucleotide sequences
Project #4 assigned
28MarchAnalysis of Molecular Variance (AMOVA)
02April
Project #4 due
04AprilStatistical phylogeography: Migrate, IMa, and ABC
09AprilPopulation genomics
11AprilQuantitative genetics: Introduction
16AprilQuantitative genetics: partitioning genetic variation
Project #5
18AprilQuantitative genetics: resemblance among relatives
23AprilQuantitative genetics: evolution of quantitative traits
Project #5 due
25AprilQuantitative genetics: principles and applications of association mapping
Project #6 assigned
30April
In-class tutorial
02MayQuantitative genetics: polygenic scores
Project #6 due