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New postion - PhD student in Applied Physics/Theoretical Biology with focus on Modelling Biological Evolution

News: May 15, 2018

New postion - PhD student in Applied Physics/Theoretical Biology with focus on Modelling Biological Evolution

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The PhD-student will work in a team studying the genetic basis of local adaptation and the ways in which it might lead to the evolution of further barriers to gene flow. One particularly interesting aspect of this is the role of the genomic architecture, such as the effect of chromosomal rearrangements.

The PhD student will develop novel, sophisticated mathematical models for the evolution of chromosomal rearrangements in populations occupying habitats with selection gradients. The student will analyse the models both analytically and using spatially-explicit individual-based computer simulations. The student will also be involved in testing models against the empirical genetic data from a marine species, the snail L. saxatilis, and from other species. This PhD project will aid in the interpretation of empirical genetic data, as well as providing novel general insights into the evolution and role of chromosomal rearrangements in local adaptation and speciation.

The PhD student will work in a team of modellers (physicists) and geneticists/ecologists, and will be supervised by a researcher with competence in modelling (main supervisor), and by researchers with competence in population genetics and marine ecology (co-supervisors). The PhD student will be part of a larger team of researchers, postdocs and PhD students working with marine evolutionary biology using the snail Littorina saxatilis as an empirical model.

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