Evolutionary Genetics

updated date : 10, April 2018

Course title Credit and Period:

Evolutionary Genetics  1 Credit   2018 2nd semester


Outline:

After introduction of basic knowledge on various fields of evolutionary and population genetics, such as adaptive evolution, neutral evolution, speciation, symbiosis evolution, and epigenetics evolution, we discuss what kinds of new questions will be possible to answer by employing emerging genomic technologies.


Aim:

Study basics of evolutionary genetics and recently developed genomic tools applied to the field.

Understand what kinds of research questions you can address employing evolutionary genetic and genomic tools.


Grading criteria:

Attendance of the class and questions during the class


Lecture plan:

After introduction of basic knowledge on various fields of evolutionary and population genetics, such as adaptive evolution, neutral evolution, speciation, symbiosis evolution, and epigenetics evolution, we discuss what kinds of new questions will be possible to answer by employing emerging genomic technologies.

13:30 – 15:10 on Fridays
October 26 Speciation  KITANO
November 2 Protein evolution and nearly neutral evolution  AKASHI
November 16  Phylogenetics and population genetics  SAITOU
November 30 Genomic signatures of adaptation  MATSUMOTO
December 7 Molecular mechanisms of adaptation ISHIKAWA
December 21 Epigenome and evolution KAKUTANI
January 11 Using metagenomics for evolution research KUROKAWA
February 1 Symbiosis evolution  MIYAGISHIMA


Location:

2F seminar room of the library in National Institute of Genetics


Language:

English


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