"Genetic data analysis/exploration using R" (GDAR03)
This course will be delivered by Dr. Thibaut Jombart who authors the adegenet package and Dr. Zhian Kamvar.
This course will run from the 23rd- 27th October at Margam discovery centre in Wales, United Kingdom.
Course Overview: This course provides a comprehensive introduction to exploratory statistical methods used in population genetics and molecular ecology. Participants will become proficient in a range of approaches for uncovering genetic structures from usual genetic data including most genetic markers (e.g. microsatellites, SNPs, AFLP) and genetic sequences (DNA or amino-acid). After covering different types of phylogenetic reconstruction, and basic population genetics tests, a strong emphasis will be put on using factorial methods (e.g. Principal Component Analysis) for investigating genetic diversity. In particular, we will focus on the identification and description of genetic clusters, and on characterising spatial genetic patterns. The last day of the course will be an open problem day, where participants will be able to analyse their own data.
Intro to phylogenetic reconstruction.
Module 1a: Reconstructing phylogenies from genetic sequence data. Three main approaches covered: distance-based phylogenies; maximum parsimony; and likelihood-based approaches.
Module 1b: Short R refresher.
Practical 1: Phylogenetic reconstruction using R. Three main approaches plus rooting a tree; assessing/testing for a molecular clock; and bootstrapping. Main packages: ape, phangorn.
Intro to multivariate analysis of genetic data
Module 2: Key concepts in multivariate analysis. Focus on using factorial methods for genetic data analysis.
Practical 2: Basics of multivariate analysis of genetic data in R. Topics include: data handling, population genetic tests of population structure (PCA, PCoA). Main packages: adegenet, ade4, ape.
Exploring group diversity
Module 3: Approaches to identifying and describing genetic clusters. Topics include: hierarchical clustering, K-means, population-level multivariate analysis (between-group-PCA, DA, DAPC).
Practical 3: Applying the approaches covered in morning lecture and emphasising their strengths and weaknesses. Main packages: adegenet, ade4.
Spatial genetic structures
Module 4: Discussing the origin and significance of spatial genetic patterns, and how to test for them.
Practical 4: Visualising and analysing spatial genetic data. Topics: spatial density estimates, Moran/Mantel tests, mapping principal components in PCA, spatial PCA. Main packages: adegenet, adehabitat, ade4.
Using R for reproducible science.
Module 5: Using R for reproducible science
Practical 5: Practical session based on morning lecture Main packages: knitr, Sweave, rmarkdown
If you have any questions please email email@example.com or visit www.prstatistics.com
To book online go to http://www.prstatistics.com/course/genetic-data-analysis-exploration-using-r-gdar03/
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