Biostatistics Courses Taught by Sebastian Zoellner

BIOSTAT665: Statistical Population Genetics

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Zoellner, Sebastian
  • Not offered 2018-2019
  • Description: The first half of the course concentrates on classical population genetics. We introduce topics such as Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, models of selection for populations of infinite size and population subdivision. The second half of the course focuses on coalescent theory, covering migration, changes in population size and recombination. We provide guidelines how these models can be used in to infer population genetic parameters. Finally, some recent results and methods from the population genetic literature are discussed.
  • Syllabus for BIOSTAT665

BIOSTAT866: Advanced Topics in Genetic Modeling

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Zoellner, Sebastian
  • Prerequisites: Biostat 601, Biostat 602, Biostat 666 or Perm. Instr.
  • Description: Advanced topics in quantitative genetics with emphasis on models for gene mapping, pedigree analysis, reconstruction of evolutionary trees, and molecular genetics experiments, computational mathematics, and statistical techniques such as Chen-Stein Poisson approximations, hidden Markov chains, and the EM algorithm introduced as needed.