|General Information||-||Lecture Notes||-||Assignments|
|Group||Chosen Project||Presentation day|
|7||Expressed Sequence Tags||Tuesday|
|Time and Place||
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-3:45, 201 Thomas
NOTE CHANGE OF ROOM!
|Textbook||There is no textbook for this course. However, many of
Dave's lectures will be based on material found in
Mathematical and Statistical Models for Genetic Analysis
by Kenneth Lange (Springer, 1997).
I placed the book on reserve. However, what I didn't know
is that is takes a while to show up on reserve (sorry I didn't do it
soon enough so that it would be available at the start of the class).
If you want to purchase the book, you can do it online at amazon.com
quite easily. You can also purchase it directly from Springer
(click on the title of the book above).
In addition, if you're new to the subject of genetics and just want a basic introductory text on population genetics, there are a lot of such books available (just check the library). Let me recommend one, Principles of Population Genetics, 3rd edition by Daniel Hartl and Andrew Clark, (1997, Sinauer Associates). This is the same Andrew Clark who teaches at Penn State!
|Computing (Splus)||Numerical work will play a large role in the homework assignments (see the online syllabus). If you don't have a particular preference and want to learn a bit about Splus, there is some documentation on the web. A concise Guide to Splus by Brian Ripley is available online in postscript form, as is a more complete set of Splus Notes written by Bill Venables and Dave Smith. Finally, some documentation on Splus is available on MathSoft's website. I recommend starting with the Ripley guide, particularly sections 4, 6, 8, 11, and 12. There is a free Splus clone called R that can be downloaded at http://www.ci.tuwien.ac.at/R/.|
|More information||Consult the syllabus or contact one of the instructors. In addition, here is the pdf version of the notes Francesca used during the first lecture.|