The course introduces statistical methods in genetics with applications to relatedness and forensic genetics. R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics, see An Introduction to R , (Spanish translation), for an introduction. We explain how R packages like paramlink and R Familias combine with Windows Familias (free Windows Familias download) to solve challenging problems. The hands-on exercises are based on the freely available R software which will be presented in class. The course is aimed both for scientists, PhD students and also case workers in labs. Short summaries of talks in Portuguese or Spanish can be provided by Leonor.

Requirements: Participants should bring a laptop with R installed (available from here). Assistance for installation will be provided at the workshop if needed. Note that installation is typically only possible if you have administrator privileges on your laptop.

- 10.00 − 10.15 Practical Information.
*Course organiser* - 10.15 − 11.30 Introduction to pedigree analysis.
*Magnus* - 11.30 − 12.00 Coffee break
- 12.00 − 13.00 Exercises
- 13.00 − 14.00 Lunch
- 14.00 − 14.45 Sponsor
- 14.45 − 16.00 Introduction to R and the paramlink package.
*Magnus* - 16.00 − 16.30 Coffee break
- 16.30 − 18.00 Exercises

- 10.00 − 11.30 Relatedness I: IBD and coefficients of relatedness.
*Magnus* - 11.30 − 12.00 Coffee break
- 12.00 − 13.00 Exercises
- 13.00 − 14.00 Lunch
- 14.00 − 14.45 Discussion of exercises
- 14.45 − 16.00 Relatedness II: Why are some siblings more equal than others?
*Magnus* - 16.00 − 16.30 Coffee break
- 16.30 − 18.00 Exercises continue

- 10.00 − 11.30 Relationship Inference. Mutations . Introduction to
Familias and R connection.
Introduction to R Familias.
*Thore* - 11.30 − 12.00 Coffee break
- 12.00 − 13.00 Exercises IV-1 -- IV-4
- 13.00 − 14.00 Lunch
- 14.00 − 16.00 Linked markers: Theory and computations.
*Magnus* - 16.00 − 16.30 Coffee break
- 16.30 − 18.00 Exercises

- 10.00 − 11.30 More forensic examples
*Thore* - 11.30 − 12.00 Coffee break
- 12.00 − 13.00 Exercises IV-5 and IV-6 and summary
- 13.00 − 14.00 Lunch