RESEARCH

Our main research themes are: Coevolution, Evolutionary community ecology, Epidemiology, Host – parasite dynamics, Social evolution and Cancer evolution

Our team hosts two faculty members:

Michael Hochberg (DRE) : Uses theory and experiments to study the coevolution between hosts and parasites and between mutualists. More recent research interests include social evolution, and the emergence of complex social behaviours, and in particular, religious behaviour. More News.

Oliver Kaltz (CR1) : Evolutionary ecology of host-parasite interactions. Main focus: Understanding the role of spatial structure and environmental heterogeneity in shaping epidemiological dynamics as well as the evolution of host and parasite life-history traits (resistance, virulence, mode of transmission). Approach: experimental epidemiology and (co)evolution, using the protozoan Paramecium caudatum and its bacterial parasite Holospora undulataMore News.