A list of courses that I am currently teaching.
At UC Davis
EVE 231. Principles of Biological Data Analysis
(3) Lecture–2 hours; laboratory–3 hours. Introduction to the principles of data analysis, experimental design, statistical modeling, inference, and hypothesis tests. Statistical methods of particular importance in biological applications will be emphasized. Examples will be presented from the fields of ecology and evolutionary genetics.
EVE 131. Human Genetic Variation and Evolution
(3) Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 1B or 2B. Introduction to genome-wide nucleotide sequence variation in human populations and computational methods for its analysis. Topics to include forensics, disease gene mapping, and studies of human evolutionary history. Misuses, such as eugenics, and ethical/legal issues will be discussed. EVE 131 Course Notes (Partial)
EVE 198. Scientific Computing for Biologists New in 2023
(3) Lecture-3 hours. Prerequisite: None. Processing and analysis of the large datasets now being generated in many fields of biology (most notably genomics) requires the use of high-performance computing (HPC) resources. Virtually all HPC clusters for scientific computing use the Unix operating system. This course provides an introduction to scientific computing using the command line on a Unix/Linux operating system. Example datasets and software will be drawn from various fields of biology.
EMBL-EBI and Welcome Trust Course in Computational Molecular Evolution at EBI Hinxton, UK (offered in alternate years)
EMBO Practical Course in Computational Molecular Evolution at Heraklion, Greece (offered in alternate years)
Bodega Bay Applied Phylogenetics Workshop, Bodega Bay Marine Lab, Bodega Bay, CA USA (offered each Spring)