The Introductory course to the basic principles of Coalescent theory and applications supported by the MARBIGEN project, will take place in IMBG-HCMR in Gournes.
The course is intended for students, researchers and/other academic personnel with minimal or no programming knowledge who wish to obtain a basic understanding Coalescent theory and its applications and hands-on experience in using R as a programming language applied to coalescent theory models.
Courses are scheduled for the period of the 20th to the 24th of February 2012 and will take place from 15:00 to 18:00 at the seminar room of HCMR.
The course will comprise five (5) 3-hour sessions (incl. theory and practicals).
The topics that will be covered are:
Programming Background – (V. Pafilis, A. Oulas, J. Lagnel)
1. A Short Introduction to Unix
2. A Short Introduction to R – Applications in coalescent
Coalescent (P. Pavlidis)
3. Introduction to Coalescent
4. Inferring Demography
5. Detecting selection and validating results from genome-wide scans for positive selection.