Wolfram head the pleasure to present at the Quantitative Methods in Gene Regulation V meeting in London. Many exciting talks at the interface of physics and biology!
Our new preprint The collective effect of finite-sized inhomogeneities on the spatial spread of populations in two dimensions is available on arXiv.
Lucy and Thomas joined the group and started their PhD work! Welcome to the group!
We said farewell to Charlotte at our first group BBQ. It has been a productive year and her experiments will keep us thinking about phage evolution for months to come. All the best for your next adventures, Charlotte!
Wolfram took part in the 2019 meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, a much larger conference featuring a broad range of topics in evolutionary biology. It was a pleasure to meet former colleagues as well as old and new conference acquaintances working on microbial evolution and beyond.
Wolfram attended Evolution and Ecology of Cancer (ISEEC 2019) at the Wellcome Genome Campus, a rather small meeting with a broad range of participants, ranging from clinicians to modelers. A good overview of what happened with excellent graphic talk summaries can be found on Twitter using hashtag #CancerEvoEco19 – including Wolfram’s talk.
Wolfram went to the Royal Society meeting on CRISPR Ecology and Evolution. Two days full of talks, will take a while to process all he has learnt!
It took a while, but our group website is now online. More content to come!
Wolfram took part in the EMBO Lab Leadership course, held at the University of Exeter. Learned a lot on communication, group dynamics etc. and connected with colleagues who have different personalities and approaches.
Our group is involved in three putative PhD studentships currently advertised at the University of Exeter (UK), all at the interface of evolutionary biology and the physical sciences. All projects can and should be shaped by and with the student. Deadline for applications is 7th January, 2019. Follow links for details.
1: The physical properties of a marine microbe, its virus, and their environment – and their effects on the co-evolutionary dynamics
This project at the interface of evolutionary biology and physics will be lab-based, but interested students are encouraged to take on related theoretical and/or computational questions.
2: Evolutionary dynamics of expanding populations as random walks in inhomogeneous media
This theoretical project provides a unique opportunity to work at the interface of evolutionary biology and the physics of wave propagation. The student will be embedded in both a life science and a physics of metamaterials community, providing the prospect for gaining a very broad research experience.
3: Hindering evolution of resistance to pesticides through optimizing landscape structure and application practise:
This project combines the basic question on how landscape structure affects evolutionary paths with an application in the agricultural industry, the management of evolution of resistance to pesticides. The PhD will include co-supervision by as well as a placement at Syngenta.
Paper on Evolution of populations expanding on curved surfaces is out, as part of the Focus Issue Evolutionary modeling and experimental evolution at Europhysics Letters. Great collaboration!
Brandon started his PhD work today, together with us and Stefano Pagliara’s group. Welcome, Brandon, to the group!
It was a pleasure for Wolfram to present at the ‘II Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology‘ in S-04
Evolution on the edge: eco-evolutionary dynamics, range expansion, and local adaptation. Great symposium and great conference!
Wolfram took part in the workshop ‘Stochastic models of evolving populations: from bacteria to cancer‘ at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Edinburgh.
Welcome, Charlotte Maberly to the lab! Charlotte will work as a Research Technician on all things phage.