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. It is important to read it.
Lecture notes and Home assignments: click here.
Instructor: Serik Sagitov
Time table (Lecture hours, weeks 11-13, 16-20)
The course starts on Tuesday 13/3, 2012 at 10.00, room MVF32 and follows the time table:
Tuesdays: 10.00-11.45, room MVF32 (no lecture on 1/5)
Fridays: 10.00-11.45, room MVH11 (no lecture on 18/5)
Exam dates
May 24, 2012, 08.30-12.30
Reexamination opportunity: August 20, 2012, 08.30-12.30

Home assignments. Solving computational exercises will be an important part of the course. Students will be asked to do weekly home assignments. These aren't to be handed in or graded, since solutions to almost all of the problems, worked out in full, can be found in the book.

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 difficulty to ones in the book and previous exams.
Old exams with numerical answers
May 2010, May 2009, May 2008, March 2006, March 2005, March 2004, March 2003, March 2002, March 2001
Student lists: 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

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