Genetic Statistics

Statistics/Genetics 536

Fall, 2004

This course introduces the field of population genetics, the science concerned with the genetic structure of populations and the forces that alter that structure.  Formally, the course description is

Probability applied to genetic systems; random mating; selection, mutation and migration; theory of inbreeding; effects of finite population size; basic concepts in quantitative genetics; prediction of progress from artificial selection.

though we may stray a bit beyond the limits of this description. Perhaps more helpfully, you will learn to:

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Lecture quick links: 1: 8/24 | 2: 8/26 || 3: 8/31 | 4: 9/2 || 5: 9/7 | 6: 9/9 || 7: 9/14 | 8: 9/16
9: 9/21 | 10: 9/23 || 11: 9/28 | 12: 9/30 || 13: 10/05 | 14: 10/07
15: 10/12 | 16: 10/14 || 17: 10/19 | 18: 10/21 || 19: 10/26 | 20: 10/28
21: 11/2 | 22: 11/4 || 23: 11/09 | 24: 11/11 || 25: 11/16 | 26: 11/18
27: 11/30 | 28: 12/02 || 29: 12/07 | 30: 12/09
Homework quick links: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Instructor: Karin S. Dorman
Office: Snedecor 210C; Science II 534
Office Hours: Wed 10-11 Snedecor 210C or by appointment
Email: For the first time you contact me, please use this form.
WWW: http://karindorman.stat.iastate.edu/karin/teaching/stat536/fall04
Lectures: TR 3:40 - 5:00 in Curtiss 0013
Textbook: Genetic Data Analysis II by Bruce S. Weir
Grading: Homework: 40%
Exams (midterm plus final):  40%      Midterm | Final
Final project:  20%      grades
Other: Disability Statement

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Jobs in Statistical Genetics

Just a (noncomprehensive) taste of the kinds of jobs available to people with training in this area:

Statistical Genetics Websites

Disability Statement

Iowa State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Sect 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. If you have a disability and anticipate needing accommodations in this course, please contact me within the first two weeks of the semester. Retroactive requests for accommodations will not be honored. Before meeting with me, you will need to obtain a SAAR form with recommendations for accommodations from the Disability Resources Office, located in Room 1076 on the main floor of the Student Services Building. Their telephone number is 515-294-6624.

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