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Statistics in Genetics

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2022

About the course

The course covers techniques for analysis of genomic data.
The first part focus on properties of genomic sequences. Methods for determining GC-content, gene finding and sequence alignment are discussed. In this context Hidden Markov methods play a vital role.
The second part covers various aspects of genetic variation; genetic variation within and between species. Evolution and reconstruction of evolutionary mechanisms are studied. Jukes-Cantor and Kimura 2-parameter models, Ka/Ks ratio and phylogenetic trees are some tools that are discussed.
In the final part analysis of microarray data, both cDNA and short-oligos arrays, are studied.
The course uses real biological examples to illustrate the discussed techniques. Data are analyzed using different software (e.g. BLAST and bioconductor). After the course the students should be familiar with the software. 

In a degree, this course may not be included together with another course with a similar content. If unsure, students should ask the Director of Studies in Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. The course can also be included in the subject area of computational science and engineering. 

Application and eligibility

Statistics in Genetics, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2022 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

17 January 2022

Ends

23 March 2022

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

The Course requires 90 ECTS including at least 15 ECT in Mathematical Statistics or 90 ECTS including at least 7,5 ECTS in Mathematical Statistics and at least one of the courses Genetics and Gene Technology (5MO018), Gene Expression (5MO019), Structural Biology (5MO022) or Bioinformatics and Genome Analysis (5MO020). Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English 5/A. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.
  Entry requirements

Selection

Guaranteed place Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-58305

Application

Application deadline was 15 October 2021. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 17,850

Total fee

SEK 17,850

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Contactperson for the course is:
Study counselor Lars-Daniel Öhman