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IB Evolution and Animal Diversity : Genetics teaching components

Teaching contributed by the Department of Genetics:

 

Professor Frank Jiggins: Genes, Genomes and Infectious Disease

Advances in genomics over the past decade have resulted in a spectacular increase in our understanding of the genetic variation found in natural populations, especially of pathogens.  These lectures begin by examining how genetic data can be used to reconstruct the evolutionary past of populations. They then explore the evolution of hosts, pathogens and infectious disease, looking at how evolutionary ideas can be used to understand and sometimes combat disease.

 

Further Information about the Course

Website : http://www.biology.cam.ac.uk/undergrads/nst/courses/ecology

Course organiser: Dr Helen Leggatt, Department of Zoology

Course Administrator: George Rutherford, Department of Zoology

Course Contact :  teaching@zoo.cam.ac.uk

Contributing Depts : Zoology, Genetics