Category: Teaching

Eat your population genetics!

By , April 12, 2010

Caramel Crunch or Autozygosity with drift and mutation?

Last week was a bit of a milestone for me.  It was the grande finale of my first course as a professor.  I developed and taught a 4th year course on population genetics and I was fortunate to have a really great group of students.  To celebrate, I delivered the final quiz of the term using the best and tastiest medium for disseminating higher knowledge – cake!  The students had to explain the meaning of the equation inscribed on the cake (extra points were given for the complete derivation :)). [hint: it was called the mutation-drift cake !]

Thanks all!


Have your population genetics and eat it too!