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ONLINE COURSE – Fundamentals of populations genetics using R (FOPG01)

30th November 2020 - 11th December 2020

£500.00
ONLINE COURSE – Fundamentals of populations genetics using R (FOPG01)

Event Date

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Course Format

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.

Course Program

TIME ZONE – UTC+2 – 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).

Course Details

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

Intended Audiences

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

Course Information

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

Teaching Format

The course will be a mixture of theoretical and practical. Each concept will be first described and explained, and next there will be a time to exercise the topics using provided data sets. Participants are also very welcome to bring their own data.

Assumed quantitative knowledge

The course is designed for intermediate-to-advanced R users interested in population genetics and R beginners who have prior experience with some population genetics concepts.

Assumed computer background

We assume a very fundamental prior experience with the R language, or programming generally. However, if you do not have any R or programming experience but are familiar with basic population genetics concepts such as allele vs genotype frequencies, or FST calculations, this course may still be useful to you.

Equipment and software requirements

A laptop/personal computer with a working version or R and RStudio installed. R and RStudio are supported by both PC and MAC and can be downloaded for free by following these links

https://cran.r-project.org/

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UNSURE ABOUT SUITABLILITY THEN PLEASE ASK oliverhooker@prstatistics.com

Assumed quantitative knowledge

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Assumed computer background

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Equipment and software requirements

Attendees will need to install/update R/RStudio and various additional R packages.

This can be done on Macs, Windows, and Linux.

R – https://cran.r-project.org/

RStudio – https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/

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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. In the unfortunate event that a course is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund of the course fees will be credited.

If you are unsure about course suitability, please get in touch by email to find out more

info@clovertraining.co.uk

COURSE PROGRAMME

Monday 30th November – Classes from 09:30 to 13:30
1) Introduction to the course
2) Learning through programming
3) Key concepts related to population genetic data

Wednesday 2nd December – Classes from 09:30 to 13:30
1) Retrieving open data from web sources
2) Using R packages for data retrieva
3) Generating and switching between R data classes
4) Reading different types of genetic data into R
5) Understanding R’s statistical toolbox

Friday 4th December – Classes from 09:30 to 13:30
1) Introduction to the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium assumption
2) Allele frequencies vs genotype frequencies
3) Probability and likelihood in population genetics

Monday 7th – Classes from 09:30 to 13:30
1) Generating basic simulations in R
2) Reading and writing data files in R
3) Introduction to algorithms
4) Expectation-maximization of likelihood

Wednesday 9th – Classes from 09:30 to 13:30
1) Interpreting violations of expectations
2) More complex genetic data (multiple loci)
3) Fitness and selection on genetic elements

Friday 11th – Classes from 09:30 to 13:30
1) Neutral variation and genetic drift
2) Population assignment and comparison
3) 2D and 3D visualization in R

Course Instructor


 

Dr. Antoine Becker-Scarpitta

Works at – University of Helsink
Teaches – Multivariate analysis of ecological communities in R with the VEGAN package (VGNR03)
Antoine is a plant community ecologist working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki and as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Botany of the Academy of the Czech Republic. Antoine holds a degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Paris-Sud-Orsay, and from the Natural History Museum of Paris, he obtained his PhD in Biology/Ecology from the University of Sherbrooke (Canada). Antoine’s research focuses on the temporal dynamics of biodiversity with a particular focus on the forest and Arctic vegetation. Antoine has taught community ecology, plant ecology and evolution, linear and multivariate statistics assisted on R.

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Start:
30th November 2020
End:
11th December 2020
Cost:
£500.00
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Venue

Delivered remotely (USA)
Eastern Daylight Time, MD United States United States

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