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ONLINE COURSE – Fundamentals of populations genetics using R (FOPG01) This course will be delivered live

30th November 2020 - 11th December 2020


Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to introduce you to the fundamentals of population genetics theory, through quantitative visualizations of the dynamic of genetic elements within and between populations, using the R statistical programming language. We will be using a mixture of lectures, exercises, and case studies to increase the intuitive understanding of population genetics concepts and facilitate conceptual experimentation and visualization in R.

By the end of the course participants should:
1. Understand the fundamentals of population genetics theory
2. Be able to use R to visualize data sets and write simple functions
3. Know how to import different data types into and out of R
4. Create simple population genetics simulations in R
5. Understand essential summary statistics from the population genetics literature (e.g. FST , D, pi, theta, etc.)
6. Be able to generate publication quality figures from population genetic data

This is a ‘LIVE COURSE’ – the instructor will be delivering lectures and coaching attendees through the accompanying computer practical’s via video link, a good internet connection is essential.

TIME ZONE – Western European Summer Time – however all sessions will be recorded and made available allowing attendees from different time zones to follow a day behind with an additional 1/2 days support after the official course finish date (please email oliverhooker@prstatistics.com for full details or to discuss how we can accommodate you).

Intended Audience

Academics and students working on projects related to population genetics that want to a gain a better conceptual grasp of theory and the statistics tool R.

The course is designed for R beginners who have prior exposure to population genetics concepts and intermediate-to-advanced R users interested in learning population genetics theory.

Venue – Delivered remotely

Time zone -Eastern Daylight time

Availability – 30 places

Duration – 4.5 days

Contact hours – Approx. 30 hours

ECT’s – Equal to 3ECT’s

Language – English

PLEASE READ – CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations are accepted up to 28 days before the course start date subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations later than this may be considered, contact oliverhooker@prstatistics.com. Failure to attend will result in the full cost of the course being charged.


Dr. Aki Laruson

Dr. Floyd Reed

Dr. Floyd Reed

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30th November 2020
11th December 2020
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Delivered remotely (USA)
Eastern Daylight Time, MD United States United States


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