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This site supports the workshop "Introductory course to the Principles of Coalescent Theory and Applications".
It will be updated regularly with the workshop theoretical material as well as the exercises which will be undertaken during the practical sessions. 
The course is intended for students, researchers and/other academic personnel with minimal or no programming knowledge who wish to obtain
a basic understanding 
Coalescent theory and its applications and hands-on experience in using R as a programming language applied to
coalescent theory models.


Courses are scheduled for the period of the 20th to the 24th of February 2012 and will take place from 15:00 to 18:00 at the seminar room of
HCMR.

The course will comprise five (5) 3-hour sessions (incl. theory and practicals).
The topics that will be covered are:

Programming Background  (E. Pafilis, A. Oulas, J. Lagnel)
1. A Short Introduction to Unix
2. A Short Introduction to R

Coalescent (P. Pavlidis)
3. Introduction to Coalescent
4. Inferring Demography
5. Detecting selection and validating results from genome-wide scans for positive selection.

This site supports the workshop "Introductory course to the Principles of Coalescent theory and applications". It will be updated
regularly with the workshop theoretical material as well as the exercises which will be undertaken during the practical sessions. 

The course is intended for students, researchers and/other academic personnel with minimal or no programming knowledge who wish to
obtain a basic understanding of programming principles and hands-on experience.

The course will explain how to design and implement basic algorithms using the Python programming language. 

A preliminary program for the course is shown below:

Program

  • Mon, 20 February  2012 - 15.00 - 18.00 - Session 1 - A Short Introduction to Unix
  • Tue, 21  February  2012 -  15.00 - 18.00  - Session 2 -  A Short Introduction to R
  • Wed, 22  February  2012 -  15.00 - 18.00  - Session 3 -  Introduction to Coalescent
  • Thu, 23  February  2012 -  15.00 - 18.00  - Session 4 -  Inferring Demography
  • Fri, 24  February  2012 -  15.00 - 18.00  - Session 5 -  Detecting selection and validating results from genome-wide scans for positive
selection

Every session comprises theory and Practical.

Contact Details
Pavlos Pavidis (pavlidisp@gmail.com)
Evangelos Pafilis (pafilis@her.hcmr.gr)
Anastasis Oulas (oulas@her.hcmr.gr) 
Jacques Lagnel (lagnel@her.hcmr.gr)