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Introductory course to the Principles of Coalescent Theory and Applications

Event Date: 
Mon, 2012-02-20 15:00 - Fri, 2012-02-24 18:00

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 (E. Pafilis, A. Oulas, J. Lagnel)
1. A Short Introduction to Unix
2. A Short Introduction to R

Coalescent (P. Pavlidis)
3. Introduction to Coalescent
4. Inferring Demography
5. Detecting selection and validating results from genome-wide scans for positive selection.

Program
Mon, 20 February 2012 - 15.00 - 18.00 - Session 1 - A Short Introduction to Unix
Tue, 21 February 2012 - 15.00 - 18.00 - Session 2 - A Short Introduction to R
Wed, 22 February 2012 - 15.00 - 18.00 - Session 3 - Introduction to Coalescent
Thu, 23 February 2012 - 15.00 - 18.00 - Session 4 - Inferring Demography
Fri, 24 February 2012 - 15.00 - 18.00 - Session 5 - Detecting selection and validating results from genome-wide scans for positive selection

Every session comprises theory and Practical.
https://sites.google.com/site/principlesofcoalescenttheory/theory

Contact Details
Pavlos Pavidis (pavlidisp@gmail.com)
Evangelos Pafilis (pafilis@her.hcmr.gr)
Anastasis Oulas (oulas@her.fcmr.gr)
Jacques Lagnel (lagnel@her.hcmr.gr)