Events

Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation

Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation

Moving On - Evolutionary Genetics of Bird Migration

Moving On - Evolutionary Genetics of Bird Migration

Friends, Foes, and Phages in the Phyllosphere

Seminar Talk

Darwinizing Gaia

Darwinizing Gaia

The importance of host diversity for disease

The importance of host diversity for disease

Evolutionary and Functional Genomics in Extreme Environments

Evolutionary and Functional Genomics in Extreme Environments

Origin, evolution and domestication of the budding yeast S. cerevisiae

Origin, evolution and domestication of the budding yeast S. cerevisiae

Evolutionary landscapes and retrospective processes

Evolutionary landscapes and retrospective processes"

The evolutionary ecology of host defence and counter-defence

The evolutionary ecology of host defence and counter-defence

Interaction networks in microbial communities

Interaction networks in microbial communities

Rules of microbial community assembly

Rules of microbial community assembly

Exploiting the fitness cost of antibiotic resistance mutations to selectively eliminate resistant bacteria

Exploiting the fitness cost of antibiotic resistance mutations to selectively eliminate resistant bacteria

Fragility of ideas

Fragility of ideas
Having ideas is common, bad ones more so than good ones. However even the best ones are difficult to translate into practice because they encounter hurdles during their development. The talk 'fragility of ideas' deals with the nature of these hurdles and discusses the human factors which create and influence them in a variety of different historical and contextual settings. As a guide it uses the story of the development of new heart valve technology which I accompanied from the concept to clinical application. [more]

Quid pro quo – the evolutionary and psychological origins of reciprocal help

Quid pro quo – the evolutionary and psychological origins of reciprocal help

The inevitable density-dependent dispersal in viral populations and its role in viral evolution

The inevitable density-dependent dispersal in viral populations and its role in viral evolution

Theory in Spring

Evolutionary Theory across scales of organisation Part III

Theory in Spring

Evolutionary Theory Across Scales of Organisation Part II

Nonlinear averaging in 2D: intraspecific variation in two interacting species and consequences for population dynamics

Theory in Spring

High-resolution dynamics of bacterial lineage diversity during adaptation to weak antibiotic pressure

High-resolution dynamics of bacterial lineage diversity during adaptation to weak antibiotic pressure

Antibiotic Resistance: Public health ethics, medical ethics and individual moral responsibility

Antibiotic resistance: Public health ethics, medical ethics and individual moral responsibility

The genotype-phenotype-phenotype-phenotype-fitness map

The genotype-phenotype-phenotype-phenotype-fitness map

Vaccine distribution ethics: monotheism or polytheism?

Vaccine distribution ethics: monotheism or polytheism?

Introduction to Bioethics and Politics in the United States

Bioethics Seminar Series: Introduction to Bioethics and Politics in the United States

Evolutionary dynamics of indirect reciprocity with endogenous norms

Evolutionary dynamics of indirect reciprocity with endogenous norms

Type VI Secretion System: structure and function of a bacterial killing machine

Type VI Secretion System: structure and function of a bacterial killing machine

Geometric properties of spin models

Geometric properties of spin models

Genomic, cell biological, and biochemical mosaics in bacteria-animal endosymbioses

Genomic, cell biological, and biochemical mosaics in bacteria-animal endosymbioses

Molecular evolution in the presence of limited recombination

Molecular evolution in the presence of limited recombination

Going viral? Panel at ESOF 2020

Going viral? Panel at ESOF 2020
How can the spread of COVID 19 be controlled? One approach that has been discussed lately is to release a virally transmitted vaccine to disperse it among the population. But is this really ethically acceptable? Join the panel at ESOF 2020 on Sept 3, 18:00 - 19:30, co-organized by Guy Reeves, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology! [more]

De novo mutations in human skin microbiomes

De novo mutations in human skin microbiomes

Exploring the physical geography of an empirical fitness landscape

Exploring the physical geography of an empirical fitness landscape

Division of labour and disease dynamics in clonal ant societies

Division of labour and disease dynamics in clonal ant societies

In the beginning was an ecosystem: The onset of evolution at the origin of life

In the beginning was an ecosystem: The onset of evolution at the origin of life

The Stabilizing Role of Mutation; or, Towards understanding Network Topologies under Evolutionary Dynamics

The Stabilizing Role of Mutation; or, Towards understanding Network Topologies under Evolutionary Dynamics"

Modeling cancer evolution: integrating theory with experiment

Modeling cancer evolution: integrating theory with experiment

Selection, adaptation, and generalization

Connecting individual eukaryotic cells with friends and enemies in the sea

Connecting individual eukaryotic cells with friends and enemies in the sea

The structure-function problem in microbial communities

The structure-function problem in microbial communities

The Entangled Fates of Viruses and Their Microbial Hosts

Microbes usually don't live isolated but in large communities. Despite the importance of these communities for our health and well being, we have a very limited understanding of how these communities mechanistically work. A central factor that shapes microbial assemblages are the interactions between the microbes. [more]

Adam Eyre-Walker: Variation in the effective population size between species and along genomes

virtual seminar - Matthew Osmond: Predicting the genetic basis and genetic signature of evolutionary rescue

Scott Miller: Plasticity lost and found: cyanobacterial adaptation to novel environments

Diversity Day

Alexey Mikaberidze: A new component of tolerance of wheat to its major fungal pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici operating on individual leaves

Seminar series on The Evolution of Genomic Architecture - Laurence Hurst: Why there is more to gene evolution than protein function: splicing, dual-coding sequence and why it matters

Seminar series on The Evolution of Genomic Architecture - Eduardo Rocha: Horizontal transfer: from gene acquisition to functional innovation

Jamie Blundell: The Evolutionary Dynamics and Fitness Landscape of Clonal Expansions in Our Blood

Bruce Levin: An excursion into the population and evolutionary dynamics of bacteriophage

Claus Rüffler: Adaptive evolutionary diversification in multivariate trait spaces - methodological advances and a case study

Workshop "Evolution of interacting populations"

Søren Molin: Survival strategies in bacterial populations during persistent lung infections

Fungal Symposium 2019

Michael Seeger: Genetic diversity of Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. michiganensis strains from Central Chile and their phylogenetic relationships with strains from America, Europe and Africa

Special Seminar - Benjamin Kostiuk: Changes in competitiveness of the bacterium Vibrio cholerae across pandemics

Special seminar -Joerg Albert: Dipteran acoustic communication systems: fruit flies and mosquitoes

Jens Christian Claussen: Boolean Network Analysis of microbial communities

Special Seminar - Sophia Rudorf: Predicting the dynamics of mRNA translation

Special seminar - Andrea Betancourt: The P-element invasion of Drosophila simulans

Workshop "Breathing Life into Chemistry"

Seminar series on The Evolution of Genomic Architecture - John Parsch: Gene expression variation in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster

Special Seminar - Pierrick Bourrat: Transitions in Evolution: A Formal Analysis

Special Seminar - Shai Carmi: Population genetics of the Bronze Age Levant

Workshop "Evolutionary Biology meets the Antibiotic Crisis"

Seminar series on The Evolution of Genomic Architecture - Guojie Zhang: Genomic insights into adaptation, speciation and macroevolution

Genomic insights into adaptation, speciation and macroevolution
Characterization of genomic biodiversity through comprehensive species sampling has the potential to revolutionize our understanding of macroevolution, which focus on the patterns of biodiversity over time and space. Comparative genomics across long evolution timescale have brought new insights on building the link between the change in molecular level and the evolution of global biodiversity. I will give some examples to show how phylogenomics and comparative genomics analyses have the potential to overcome the challenges in connecting microevolution and macroevolution. Resolving the phylogeny for species experienced rapid radiation in ancestral stage such as bird class has long been a challenge in systemic biology. We proposed to utilize full genome data in phylogenetic analyses, which have been confirmed very successful and have produced a highly supported avian order phylogeny that resolves many debates on the timing and topology of their radiation. The new avian phylogenic tree has changed our view of the evolutionary process of many avian life-history traits. Whole genome comparison for all bird species with other vertebrate species revealed several distinct macroevolution patterns of avian genome. Different with other animal lineages that develop evolutionary innovation by obtaining new genetic materials, the bird genomes have extremely low new gene born rate. Instead, our studies suggest the bird genomes obtain millions of elements that specifically only conserved in bird lineages that can modify the expression patterns of the associated genes leading to the development of key avian trait innovations. [more]

Rees Kassen: From so simple a beginning - Adaptation and diversification in microbial populations

Christina Pawlowitsch and Josef Hofbauer: Costly Signaling - Rationality and Evolution

Costly Signaling: Rationality and Evolution
1000 - Part I: Belief-based reasoning in costly signaling games (Christina Pawlowitsch, Universite Pantheon-Assas, Paris 2); 1130 - Part II: Evolutionary dynamics of costly signaling games (Josef Hofbauer, University of Vienna) [more]

Special Seminar - Jacob Roved: Sex differences in immune responses: hormonal effects, antagonistic selection, and evolutionary consequences

Ellen Baake: Modelling and simulating Lenski’s long-term evolution experiment

Special Seminar - Steven Quistad: Experimental manipulation of Selfish Genetic Elements (SGEs) links genes to microbial community function

Special Seminar - Robert Karn und Christina Laukaitis: The evolutionary history of the Abp gene family ex­­pansion in the genus Mus

Seminar series on The Evolution of Genomic Architecture - Laura Landweber: RNA-mediated Genome Rearrangement in the Ciliate Oxytricha

Special seminar - Despoina Mavridou: Disulfide bond formation underpins antimicrobial resistance in Enterobacteria

Martin Stervander: "Speciation in finches on isolated islands"

Victor de Lorenzo: Evolution as heterotic computing - How environmental bacteria conquest the chemical space

Seminar series on Mathematical Evolutionary Biology - Pleuni Pennings: The evolution of HIV drug resistance evolution from the 1980s until now

Daniel Falush: The landscape of coadaptation in Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Seminar series on Mathematical Evolutionary Biology - Alison Etheridge: Modelling evolution in a spatial continuum

Special Seminar - Yoland Savriama: Symmetry and Asymmetry in Biological Shapes: Concepts, Methods and Applications

Welcome to the Max-Planck-Day!

  • Date: Sep 14, 2018
  • Time: 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM
  • Location: MPI Plön

Michael McDonald: Adaptation in recombining experimental populations of microbes, and the repeatability of evolution

Special Seminar - Michael Raatz: How consumers cope with nutritional (co-)limitation in variable environments

Special Seminar - Shirley Raveh: Effects of pathogens, diet, and social behaviour

Honour McCann: Emergence and Evolution of Plant Infectious Disease

Special Seminar - Anja Guenther: Development and function of animal personality in wild cavies

Rafal Mostowy: Diversity and evolution of polysaccharide antigens in Enterobacteriaceae

Eugene Gladyshev: Towards the general mechanism of recombination-independent recognition of DNA homology

Pierrick Bourrat: Dissolving the Fitness-Decoupling Paradox in Evolutionary Transitions in Individuality

Philippe Remigi: The evolution of phenotypic heterogeneity in Pseudomonas fluorescens

Seminar Series on Evolutionary Medicine - Andrea Graham: Why do immune systems harm their bearers? - The evolutionary biology of "friendly fire"

Hanna Kokko: "Males exist. Does it matter?"

Johanna Klughammer: "Reference genome independent DNA methylation analysis. Mapping genome-wide DNA methylation patterns across the species tree"

Seminar Series on Evolutionary Medicine - Andrew Read: When drugs stop working: antimicrobial resistance and what to do about it.

Bartlomiej Waclaw: The physics of drug resistance

Seminar Series on Evolutionary Medicine - Frank Rühli: Ongoing evolution, how anatomy and physiology changes.

Seminar Series on Evolutionary Medicine - Jenny Tung: The importance of being social - social interactions, gene regulation,and fitness in nonhuman primates

MPI at the ERN

Please find the program of the ERN in Plön here (in German): http://www.wissenschafftzukunft-kiel.de/nacht-der-wissenschaft/programm/ploen.html [more]

Ayari Fuentes-Hernandez: Evolution of drug resistance in heterogeneous environments

Tom Bruns: A burning interest in post-fire fungal communities

ceremonial act of the MPI

talk by John Pannell

Bruce McDonald: "Using Population Genomics to Understand Pathogen Adaptation to Agroecosystems"

Marta Szulkin: Watching life from space - tit trait variation in the Anthropocene

Angel Sánchez: Humans as social subjects - placing interactions in context

Michael Fontaine: A phylogenomic portrait of radiation and introgression in the An. gambiae complex

Fungal Evolution Symposium

live broadcast of the TEDxCERN conference

Tobias Kaiser will give his inaugural lecture at the MPI. [more]

Sergey Gavrilets: Collective action and the internalization of social norms

Symposium: Natural Selection is Ecology in Action

Fabrizio Mafessoni: Bonobos' sexual behavior and parental care influence the accumulation of deleterious alleles on the X-chromosome

Yvan I. Russell: Sociality in great apes: studies of reputation, food sharing, and grooming

Dan Benesh: The evolution of complex parasite life cycles

CANCELLED - Ed Louis: "Population genomics and quantitative genetics in yeast"

Asger Hobolth: Inferring population history from DNA sequences: Methods, models and challenges.

Boys´ Day at the MPI

  • Date: Apr 28, 2016
  • Time: 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Location: MPI Plön

Brite: Bridging Theory and Experiments

extended registration: Interested researchers are still welcome to register by email to Ursula Krützfeldt (krutzfeldt@evolbio.mpg.de). This annual event wants to build a bridge between the disciplines of evolutionary biology and ecology to system biology and medicine. The goal is to provide a regional platform for scientists applying mathematical and computational methods to biological problems. [more]

Toni Gossmann: The great tit genome and its implications for genome evolution

A genomics approach to migration in high-flying moths

The evolution of testis transcriptomes among primates

Genetics of Migration – a case study of willow warblers

Patricia Wittkopp: Evolution of gene expression: from mutation polymorphism to divergence

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