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Symposium for new paths in evolutionary medicine

Interdisciplinary exchange between Kiel University Medicine and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön (MPI) more

In endemic settings, behavioral adjustments can fully compensate increasing infection risk

To reduce the transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic and to lower infection rates, so-called non-pharmaceutical intervention (NPI) measures such as mask-wearing and social distancing were prescribed in many regions of the world. These measures have since been loosened, and compliance with them is largely left up to each individual. But how can such individual decision-making affect a long-term infection levels? Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, USA and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön, Germany, are investigating this question in a recently published study. more

Mathematical model of tumor heterogeneity and phenotype switching: A detailed analysis.

The effect of the phenotypic plasticity of cancer cells and how to exploit it more

Theoretical assessment of persistence and adaptation in weeds with complex life cycles

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön and the University of Würzburg present a new mathematical model on population dynamics and the evolution of herbicide resistance in perennial weeds. more

State Secretary Guido Wendt visited the Max Planck Institute in Plön

Schleswig-Holstein's State Secretary for Science, Research and Culture Guido Wendt visited the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön (MPI) yesterday as part of an inaugural visit and got an idea of its research and daily challenges. more

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Multidrug-resistant bacterial infections are one of the most pressing issues in medicine, a situation that is only expected to worsen in the coming decades. The problem is being addressed not only by developing new antibiotics but also by studying antibiotic alternatives, such as phages. Among them is the Microbial Molecular Evolution Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön. more

Farewell without a farewell - Professor Diethard Tautz retires in a not entirely restful retirement<br /> 

Diethard Tautz is Director of the Department of Evolutionary Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön (MPI). After a total of 47 years in science, he is now officially retiring. However, he will remain with the MPI for the next few years as an emeritus member. more

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