Predictability in Evolution

Collaborative Research Center 1310

Can we predict pathways and outcomes of future evolutionary processes? We work on this question in fast-evolving systems: microbial populations in the laboratory, viruses and immune repertoires, and cancer cell populations. We build predictive approaches for the evolution of drug resistance and antigenicity in pathogens and of the immune answer in their hosts. Applications include the design of antibiotics, of vaccines for influenza, and of therapies for HIV and cancer.

The Collaborative Research Center is funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and was established in January 2018.

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Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Bartek Waclaw

20.11.2019 | 17:00        [pdf]

Predictive models of bacterial response and the evolution of resistance to antibiotics

Delbrück Colloquium by Matthew Scott

27.11.2019 | 17:00        [pdf]

Physiological characterization of adaptive evolutionary dynamics

Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Michael Brockhurst

04.12.2019 | 17:00        [pdf]

The ecology and evolution of bacterial genomes

Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Lena Pernas

11.12.2019 | 17:00        


Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Moritz Lang

15.01.2019 | 17:00        


Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Colin Russel

29.01.2019 | 17:00