Mathematical modelling in population genetics - HGEN 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Simon Gravel

Supervisor's Email: simon.gravel [at] mcGill.ca

Supervisor's Phone: 514-434-2326

Supervisor's Website: http://simongravel.lab.mcgill.ca/

Supervisor's department: Human Genetics

Course number: HGEN 396 (Human Genetics)

Term: Fall 2015-2016

Project start date: Friday, September 4, 2015

Project end date: Monday, December 7, 2015

Project title: Mathematical modelling in population genetics

Project description (50-100 words suggested): The student will help to build mathematical models used to study the impact of history on genetic diversity. Specifically, the student will help build statistical software that uses genetic data to infer past population sizes, migration rates, and selection. A strong programming background is required.

Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.

Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): Final grade shall be based on an evaluation of laboratory (or equivalent) performance (40%), a final written report (50%), and an oral presentation (10%) by the supervisor. Details of the evaluation scheme will be provided by HGEN to supervisors and applicants

Project status: This project is open to applicant.

How students can apply / Next steps: For HGEN: After all of the parts of this application forms are completed and the hard copy is signed by the professor and the student, bring the application form and a copy of your unofficial transcript to the Department of Human Genetics (to the attention of Dr. Patricia N. Tonin, Stewart Biology Building N5.13) during office hours.

Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves NEITHER animal subjects, nor human subjects, nor biohazardous substances, nor radioactive materials, nor handling chemicals, nor using lasers.