Evolution in Culture & Cultural Evolution
We study evolutionary biology, ecology, and cultural evolution using mathematical, computational, and statistical models and collaborations with experimental biologists. See the research page to read more about our research interests and projects.
We are part of the Efi Arazi School of Computer Science at IDC Herzliya.
If you are interested in joining us, please email Yoav.
- Ilia will present a poster about evolutionary models of aneuploidy at Genetics, Genomics & Evolution conference, Sep 24, 2019 at Tel Aviv University.
- Yoav will present our work on evolution of non-vertical transmission at a workshop on Socio-Technological Evolution of the Human Species, Sep 23, 2019.
- NVIDIA has decided to support us with a gift of a Titan V GPU.
- The ISF has accepted our grant proposal on the role of aneuploidy in adaptive evolution!
- The Society for the Study of Evolution has a New Faculty Profile on Yoav.
- Predicting microbial relative growth in a mixed culture from growth curve data is now published in PNAS: this is the result of a long collaboration with Eynat Dellus-Gur, Maayan Bibi, Uri Obolski, Judith Berman and Lilach Hadany from Tel Aviv University, Marc Feldman from Stanford University, and Kedar Karkare and Tim Cooper from the University of Houston.
- A new paper on evolution of stress-induced mutation with horizontal gene transfer is now published on The American Naturalist.
- Yoav presented our work at the Molecular Mechanisms in Evolution Gordon Research Conference.
- AWS has decided to award us with Cloud Credits for Research!
- Less fit Lamium plants produce more dispersible seeds: they produce more unspotted seeds, which germinate slower and are preferred by harvester ants over spotted seed. Read about it in our new paper.
- Yoav presented some preliminary results on evolution of aneuploidy in the annual meeting of the Israeli Society of Microbiology.
- New paper on cultural evolution with fluctuating transmission rates was accepted by TPB and is now available online.