Jun 20, 2018  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog
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GMS 6234: Introduction to phylodynamics: A practical approach to molecular phylogenetics of pathogens


Credits: 3                    Grading Scheme: Letter

     

Principles of molecular evolution. Mathematical models of DNA/RNA sequence evolution and their application to phylogenetic inference. Mathematical and statistical tools implemented in phylogenetic-tree reconstruction methods and molecular clock calibration. Introduction to coalescent theory. Phylodynamic models and their application to the study of viral and bacterial pathogens. Practical computer sessions analyzing real data with the MEGA5 and BEAST software packages.



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