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Genetic data analysis and exploration using R (GDAR03)

23 October 2017 - 27 October 2017

£260.00 - £580.00

Course Overview:

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to exploratory statistical methods used in population genetics and molecular ecology. Participants will become proficient in a range of approaches for uncovering genetic structures from usual genetic data including most genetic markers (e.g. microsatellites, SNPs, AFLP) and genetic sequences (DNA or amino-acid). After covering different types of phylogenetic reconstruction, and basic population genetics tests, a strong emphasis will be put on using factorial methods (e.g. Principal Component Analysis) for investigating genetic diversity. In particular, we will focus on the identification and description of genetic clusters, and on characterising spatial genetic patterns. The last day of the course will be an open problem day, where participants will be able to analyse their own data.

Intended Audience

The course is aimed at PhD students, research postgraduates, and practicing academics as well as persons in industry working with genetic data in fields such as molecular ecology, evolutionary biology, and phylogenetics.

Venue – Margam Discover Centre – Google MapDownload directions PDF
Availability – 30 places
Duration – 5 days
Contact hours – Approx. 37 hours
ECT’s – Equal to 3 ECT’s
Language – English


• COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments.
• ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE (to be purchased in addition to the course only option) – 
Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments, minibus to and from meeting point and accommodation. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 3 people) single sex en-suite rooms. Arrival Sunday 22nd October and departure Friday 27th October PM.

To book ‘COURSE ONLY’ with the option to add the additional ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE’ please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Other payment options are available please email oliverhooker@prstatistics.com

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 PRstatistics must cancel this course due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund for the course will be credited. However PRstatistics cannot be held responsible for any travel fees, accommodation or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation.


Dr. Thibaut Jombart


Dr Zhian Kamvar


Dr. Oliver Hooker

Teaching Format
Course Programme


23 October 2017
27 October 2017
£260.00 - £580.00


Margam Discovery Centre
Magram Park
Port Talbot , SA13 2UA United Kingdom
+ Google Map


8 available
GDAR03 ‘COURSE ONLY’ First 10 places£480.00‘COURSE ONLY’ Places 1-10 (First 10 places) £480.00 (INC VAT@20%)
10 available
GDAR03 ‘COURSE ONLY’ Second 10 places£530.00‘COURSE ONLY’ Places 1-10 (Second 10 places) £530.00 (INC VAT@20%)
10 available
GDAR03 ‘COURSE ONLY' Final 10 places£580.00‘COURSE ONLY’ Places 21-30 (Final 10 places) £580.00 (INC VAT@20%)
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