Biology Seminar by Dr. Hye Jin Park on September 16, 2020
On 16th September, Hye Jin Park (Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics; APCTP) gave us a talk about her work on eco-evolutionary dynamics. She specifically looked at what if there are novel mutations that generate a nonexistent phenotype (temporal emergence of different phenotypes) and how it affects the evolution of cyclic dominance. She took advantage of introducing novel phenotypes to construct phylogenetic-alike trees, which contain some information for which types are similar or dissimilar. She found that similar types are unlikely to exhibit cyclic dominance. We discussed how we can apply the theory to real systems and what factors are important. Thank you so much, Hye Jin for the fantastic talk!