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:
Prerequisites: familiarity with probability and statistics.
- biology students with affinity for mathematics
- students with a solid mathematical background, who are interested in genetics
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