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TMS106/MSA610: Population genetics

This course is a 7.5 hec introduction to the field of population genetics. This is a theory decsribing the genetic structure of populations and how it changes through time under various evolutionary forces. The genetic and statistical principles underlying population genetics are for the most part simple and straightforward which makes the course suitable for two different kinds of students:
biology students with affinity for mathematics
students with a solid mathematical background, who are interested in genetics
Prerequisites: familiarity with probability and statistics.
Textbook: click here
Lecture notes and Home assignments: click here
Instructor: Serik Sagitov
Time table (Lecture hours, weeks 14-21)
The course starts on Friday 4/4, 2008 at 10.00-11.45, room MVF26 and follows the time table:
Wednesdays: 13.15-15.00, room MVF26 ( the lecture on 9/4 moves to 8/4 10.00-11.45, room MVF21)
Fridays: 10.00-11.45, room MVF26 (no lecture on 25/4)
Exam dates
May 26, 2008, 08.30-12.30
The entire grade for the course comes from a single exam emphasizing problem solving.
It will be a closed-book exam with open-notes (max 4 pages) and a calculator.
The problems are similar in level and difficulty to ones in the book.
Old exams with numerical answers
May 2008 (postscript and pdf), March 2006 (postscript and pdf), March 2005 (postscript and pdf),
March 2004 (postscript and pdf), March 2003 (postscript and pdf)
March 2002 (postscript and pdf), March 2001 (postscript and pdf)
Student lists: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

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