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 Deepa Agashe

16.10.2019 | 17:00        [pdf]

The power and promise of single mutations in evolution

Dellbrück Colloquium by Jeff Gore

17.10.2019 | 17:00         [pdf]

Building microbial communities from the bottom up

Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Bartek Waclaw

20.11.2019 | 17:00        


Dellbrück 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        


Physical Concepts and Computational Models in Immunology

3rd Annual Symposium at The Ragon Institute and MIT, Cambridge (USA)
co-organized by CRC 1310

26.09.2019 - 27.09.2019         [Link]

Predicting Evolution

Workshop at Lorentz Center, Leiden (Netherlands)
co-organized by CRC 1310

07.10.2019 - 11.10.2019         [Link]

CRC 1310 Midterm Meeting

Meeting at the IBP, Cologne (Germany)

08.11.2019 - 09.11.2019