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The Evolutionary Theory Lab @ Tel-Aviv University


The Evolutionary Theory lab investigates open questions in the theory of evolution, including the evolution and maintenance of sex, the evolution of the mutation rate, the evolution of drug-resistance, and the co-evolution of flowers and pollinators.

We focus on the evolution of mechanisms that generate variation, with emphasis on the relationship between stress and genetic variation, and its effects on adaptation, diversity and epidemiology

We use a diverse array of mathematical modeling approaches and computational methods, collaborate with experimental biologists, and sometimes perform direct experiments and field observations.

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  • A paper on Fisher's geometric model accepted by TPB The paper, written by Yoav Ram and Lilach Hadany, presents a novel method to derive and calculate the probability that a mutation is beneficial in Fisher's geometric model. The ...
    Posted Oct 27, 2014, 2:36 AM by Yoav Ram
  • A new paper on predicting antibiotic resistance and mortality using contaminated cultures 'Resistance Profiles of CoNS Contaminating Blood Cultures Predict Pathogen Resistance and Patient Mortality' Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.
    Posted Oct 7, 2014, 5:21 AM by uri obolski
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