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Evolutionary Genetics

  • Lecture: University of Basel - Evolutionary Genetics (LV25600-01)
  • Dates: Fall Semester 23 (W39-W41 + W45-W51)
  • Lecturers: Jean-Claude Walser / Julia Barth / Walter Salzburger
  • Last Update: Tuesday, 05 Dec 2023

This is the support page for Evolutionary Genetics. It is a work in progress and I will do my best to keep it up to date. Send me an email (see below) if you find an error, miss something, or have any problems.

As last year, we have adjusted our course schedule to avoid overlapping classes in order to minimise congestion at the Zoological Institute. Please note that there is a 3-week gap between the first module (Bioinformatics W39-W41) and the other two modules (Population Genetics W45-W47 and Molecular Evolution W48-W50). The lecture on speciation by Daniel Berner (W42-W44) is independent and not part of Evolutionary Genetics.


  • Tuesday, 26.09.2023 at 14:15 in the small lecture hall (1st floor), Zoological Institute, Vesalgasse 1


The course consists of different parts (modules) of 3 weeks each. We start with a basic introduction to bioinformatics and teach you basic skills. Our focus is on handling sequencing data in a reproducible way. The next module is Population Genetics with the aim of better understanding the forces acting on the genetic structure of populations. Molecular evolution is the final component of the course. It explains the composition of the genome and how it changes over time. Classes are held on site where possible. We meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 14:00 to 17:00 in the small lecture hall (1st floor), Zoological Institute, Vesalgasse 1.

Possible Last Minute Changes

In the coronavirus era, nothing is certain and anything is possible. It is therefore likely that we will have to make adjustments according to the situation and the regulations.



⦿ Bioinformatics (W39-W41)

⦿ Population Genetics (W45-W47)

⦿ Molecular Evolution (W48-W50) (organized by Julia Barth & Walter Salzburger)

Final Exam

Final Exam

Data: Tuesday, 19.12.2023
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Location: small lecture hall


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