T2 Molecular Population and Evolutionary Genetics

 

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This intensive course will take place during our second meeting in Leicester, in June 2014.

Please find below a provisional timetable.

 

 

 

NOTES:

  1. INsecTIME researchers: laptops will be provided to you, but if you wish to bring your own please make sure you install Firefox as a brower.
  2. Other attendees: please bring your own laptop and make sure Firefox is installed.
  3. PLEASE SET UP A GALAXY PROJECT ACCOUNT BEFORE ATTENDING THE COURSE
  4. During the course you will be encouraged to use this link to submit any questions anonymously. All the questions submitted wil be unswered in the Q&A sessions.
  5. RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND READING:
    – Yang Z. & Rannala B. 2012. Molecular phylogenetics: principles and practice. Nature Reviews Genetics 13, 303-314
    doi:10.1038/nrg3186
    – Nei, M,  Suzuki, Y, Nozawa M. 2010. The Neutral Theory of Molecular Evolution in the Genomic Era. Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics. 11: 265-289.doi: 10.1146/annurev-genom-082908-150129
    – Schaffner, FS & Sabeti 2006. Examining Natural Selection in Humans. Science Online Seminars (11 min video).

    - Bromham, L. & Penny D. 2003. The modern molecular clock. Nature Reviews Genetics 4:216-224

    doi:10.1038/nrg1020

    - Baldauf, SL (2003) Phylogeny for the faint of heart: a tutorial. Trends in Genetics. 19: 345-351.

    doi:10.1016/S0168-9525(03)00112-4

DAY1 Monday 9th June

9:00-10:00
Dr Valeria Zonato, University of Leicester
Population genetics definitions. From allele frequency to balancing selection

10:00-11:00
Dr Richard Badge, University of Leicester
Technical aspects of DNA alignment

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:30
Dr Richard Badge, University of Leicester
TUTORIAL: Using GALAXY

12:30-13:00 Q&A SESSION

13:15-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:30
Dr Eran Tauber, University of Leicester
Analysis of molecular polymorphism and divergence

15:30-16:30
Dr Eran Tauber, University of Leicester
TUTORIAL

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

17:00-18:00
Prof Louis van de Zande, University of Groningen
“Natural population genetics in N. vitripennis
Download relevant papers here and here

18:00-18:30 Q&A SESSION

DAY2 Tuesday 10th June

9:00-10:00
Dr Eran Tauber, University of Leicester
“Introduction to phylogenetics”

10:00-11:00
Dr Eran Tauber, University of Leicester
TUTORIAL

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:30
Dr Eran Tauber, University of Leicester
TUTORIAL

12:30-13:00 Q&A SESSION

13:15-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:30
Prof Bill Bradshaw, University of Oregon
QTLs

15:30-16:30
Prof Bill Bradshaw, University of Oregon
“Evolution of photoperiodism”

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

17:00-18:00
Prof Bambos Kyriacou, University of Leicester
“Evolution on clock genes: tim, cry and per

18:00-18:30 Q&A SESSION