Daniel S Fisher (Stanford University, USA)
Date & Time
08 March 2018, 09:30 to 11:00
Ramanujan Lecture Hall, ICTS Bangalore

Large populations, especially microbial, are continually evolving. Understanding their evolutionary dynamics, the diversity it generates, and how this can be sustained by ecological interactions is a major challenge.  These lectures will focus on key questions, developing progress using ideas from statistical physics, and interfacing with observations in the laboratory and nature that the enormous advances in DNA sequencing have enabled.

Lecture dates and titles:

Lecture 1: Monday, March 5, 4 pm to 5.30 pm
Title: Statistical Dynamics of Complex Communities: from Random Matrices to Ecological Diversity  

Lecture 2: Tuesday, March 6, 9.30 am to 11 am
Title: Processes and numbers: selection, mutation and drift

Lecture 3: Wednesday, March 7, 9.30 am to 11 am
Tittle: Adaptation of large asexual populations

Lecture 4: Wednesday, March 7,  2 pm to 3.30 pm
Title: Statistics of asexual diversity and complexities of sexual dynamics

Lecture 5: Thursday, March 8, 9.30 am to 11 am
Title: Spatial dynamics and open questions


This lecture series is part of Third Bangalore School on Population Genetics and Evolution