Michael Lässig, University of Cologne, Germany

Current Challenges in Statistical Genetics (12h)

1. Introduction to the statistical theory of evolution

Natural selection and deterministic evolution.

Selection and mutations: evolution of infinite populations.

Selection, mutations, and genetic drift: stochastic evolution of finite populations.

2. Towards evolutionary systems biology

Evolution of complex genomes and phenotypes.

3. Evolution far from equilibrium

Fast adaptive processes in microbial and viral systems.