Mathematical models in evolutionary biology / H. Uecker / Max-Planck Plön
I am seeking a PhD student to work on mathematical models in evolutionary biology within the call of the International Max Planck Research School for Evolutionary Biology.
The proposed projects focus on rapid adaptation to environmental change that — without evolution — would drive the population extinct (« evolutionary rescue »). This is of relevance in an ecological context (with implications for conservation biology) but also in a medical context where we aim to prevent the evolution of drug resistance. On the mathematical side, the projects involve stochastic modeling in combination with deterministic approaches. An important tool is provided by branching process theory.
More information on the projects can be found here: www.evolbio.mpg.de/3031134/hildegardueckerproject
And more information about my research in general here: web.evolbio.mpg.de/stochdyn
The precise PhD project will be developed together with the student.
Informal inquiries should be sent to Hildegard Uecker firstname.lastname@example.org .
For the formal application procedure, see www.evolbio.mpg.de/imprs . Application deadline is March 24.
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