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 12-14, 17-21)
- The course starts on Monday 16/3, 2009 at 13.15, room MVF31 and follows the time table:
- Mondays: 13.15-15.00, room MVF31 (no lecture on 20/4)
- Wednesdays: 13.15-15.00, room MVF26 (no lecture on 20/5)
- Exam dates
- May 25, 2009, 08.30-12.30
- Nearest exam: January 13, 2010, 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 2009, May 2008, March 2006,
March 2005, March 2004, March 2003, March 2002, March 2001
Student lists: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001