Statistical Physics and Quantitative Biology
University of Cologne
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Research news
May 2015
New paper on dorsoventral body patterning in insects appeared in eLife. This experimental-theoretical collaboration establishes a self-organized body patterning mechanism in basal insects.
July 2014
The New Science of Evolutionary Forecasting by Carl Zimmer appears in Quanta Magazine. This feature article discusses our work on influenza.
July 2014
New paper on the adaptive evolution of molecular phenotypes is in press at J. Stat. Mech. The key result is a new test for adaptive evolution of quantitative traits that does not require information on the genetic trait loci.
February 2014
New paper on predicting the evolution of human influenza has appeared in Nature. This work suggests a principled method for influenza vaccine selection. It has been discussed in several commentaries and has received extensive press coverage.
Group, conferences we are involved in, etc.
August 2015
Conference Statistical Physics, Biology, Inference and Networks, Summer School, Beg Rohu, France
July 2015
Conference Forecasting Evolution?, organized by Isabel Gordo, Michael Lässig, and Ville Mustonen takes place in Lisbon, Portugal.
July 2015
Conference The Physics Behind Systems Biology, Summer School, Bremen
June 2015
December 2014
Fernanda Pinheiro joins the group as a postdoctoral scientist. Welcome!
October 2014
The 5th Boyd-Orr Symposium: From viral genotype to phenotype takes place in Glasgow. Keynote by ML.
July 2014
Several group members join the workshop Evolution of Drug Resistance at KITP Santa Barbara.
June 2014
Symposium of the Münster Graduate School of Evolution. Keynote talk by ML.
June 2014
The summer school Mechanisms, Strategies, and Evolution of Microbial Systems, organized by Berenike Maier and ML, takes place in Bad Honnef.