Biological applications of population dynamics
How did the current biodiversity emerge? How does a single fertilised egg develop into a functioning organism? Which factors govern the spread of a pathogen during an epidemic? The answers to these questions depend on the underlying population dynamic processes, i.e. the replication and change of individuals. The EU-funded PhyCogy project formulates and characterises models describing the replication and change of individuals. The obtained so-called phylodynamic modelling framework will be applied to genomic data to answer the above-mentioned and related questions spanning the fields of macroevolution, epidemiology, and development. The generalisability of the developed framework allows for future application across biological scales such as microbiology, virology, ecology, immunology, and cancer.
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