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Statistics in Genetics

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2019

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 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Spring Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 21 January 2019

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 25 March 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

English (upon request)

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.
 

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

The online application opens 17 September 2018 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 October 2018.

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

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK16,875

Total fee

SEK16,875

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Course is given by
Dept of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
Contactperson for the course is:
Study counselor Lars-Daniel Öhman