6.877J | Fall 2005 | Graduate
Computational Evolutionary Biology

Calendar

LEC # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Introduction: The Basic Dynamical Systems of Evolution

2 Forces of Evolution I: Complications

3 Forces of Evolution II: Optimization

4 Forces of Evolution III: Mutation, Migration Lab 1 out
5 Forces of Evolution IV: Genetic Drift

6 Evolution at The Molecular Level I

7 Evolution at The Molecular Level II Lab 1 due
8 Evolution at The Molecular Level III

9 The Algebra of Evolution: Price’s Theorem I

10 The Algebra of Evolution: Price’s Theorem II

11 Detecting Selection Lab 2 (part 1) out
12 Detecting Selection: A Case Study

13 Codon Volatility Lab 2 (part 2) out
14 Coalescent Theory and Phylogenetics

15 Evolutionary Phylogenetics Lab 2 due
16 Evolutionary Phylogenetics (cont.) Lab 3 (part 1) out
17 Quantitative Genetics I

18 Quantitative Genetics II

Host-parasite Interactions

Lab 3 (part 2) out
19 Host-parasite Interactions and Disease Models

20 Evolutionary Stable Strategies

21 Developmental Evolution Lab 3 due
22 Quantitative Genetics II

23-25 Final Project Presentations

26 Finale: The Future of Evolution Final projects due