Symposium for new paths in evolutionary medicine
In endemic settings, behavioral adjustments can fully compensate increasing infection risk
Deceiving cancer to facilitate treatment
Theoretical assessment of persistence and adaptation in weeds with complex life cycles
State Secretary Guido Wendt visited the Max Planck Institute in Plön
Evolving viruses to fight bacterial infections
Farewell without a farewell - Professor Diethard Tautz retires in a not entirely restful retirement
Evolution of double-sided social norms
New insights into the evolution of the plague pathogen
Individual costs and social benefits of interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic
Bacterial colonisation of the lung also depends on the host genome
Fungal infections of crops threaten global food security
Being noisy in a crowd:
How gene interactions shape the evolution of cell-to-cell variation.
Quantitative social norms favor the evolution of cooperation
The benefit of redundancy in biological systems
How does inequality affect cooperation and coordination?
Evolutionary medicine: What does evolutionary biology have to offer biomedical research?
Eva Stukenbrock receives ERC funding to study fungal pathogens
Julien Dutheil appointed as honorary professor at the CAU Kiel
Evolutionary trade-offs: Balancing genetic disease risks and pathogen protection
Evidence of evolutionary transitions between humans and artificial intelligence (AI)
When germs become resistant and mathematics can help
Sequential antibiotic therapy in the laboratory and in patients
Newly elected President of the Max Planck Society visits Plön
From Neandertal to the Nobel Prize:
How Svante Pääbo wrote evolutionary history
IMPRS Retreat in Flensburg
Evolution of Cooperation through cumulative reciprocity
Why do we learn to reward cooperation?
Kiel evolutionary biologist receives the prestigious Max Planck Fellowship a second time
Which Population Structures Maximize Evolutionary Fitness?
New bacterial species discovered in the intestine
Researcher from Schleswig-Holstein becomes member of Leopoldina
Young genes adapt faster than old ones
Evolution and ecological competition of multicellular life cycles
Successful completion of the Disocuri workshop "Physical and chemical determinants of biological evolution"
Individual genetics helps determine composition of the gut microbiome
The T6SS, an all-rounder of many - but not all - bacteria.
Laying of the foundation stone: New building at the Max Planck Institute in Plön officially started
Why do we age? The role of natural selection
Animal vaccines with self-spreading viruses
Tracking down the origin of cholera pandemics
Transposable Elements: What role do they play in genome evolution?
On 21 November, the "Symposium for the Promotion of Interdisciplinary Exchange in Evolutionary Medicine" took place at the Max Planck Institute in Plön. The aim was to redefine the collaboration between basic research at the MPI and Kiel University ...
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 ...
Cancer cells are notorious for rapidly changing their phenotype, driving within-host spread and evading treatment. Scientists in Plön used a mathematical model to understand the role of a signal used by cancer cells to control their phenotype. By ...
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.