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 high-throughput experiments and models to predict the evolution of drug resistance and immune escape in pathogens, and of the immune answer in their hosts. Applications include the design of antibiotics, of vaccines for influenza and coronavirus, and of therapies for HIV and cancer.
The Collaborative Research Center is funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and was established in January 2018.
We welcome Bahareh Bagheri, a new postdoc in the Bollenbach group
We welcome Stephan Wimmi, a new postdoc in the Maier group
Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Ulrich Schwarz
Joint Seminar with Großes Physikalisches Kolloquium
Physics of viruses
Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Christoph Ernst
Adaptive evolution of virulence and persistence in multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae infections
Delbrück Lecture by Uri Alon
Cologne Evolution Colloquium by Shenshen Wang
Physical learning and collective memory of adaptive immunity