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Gene Surfing and Survival of the Luckiest David R. Nelson

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:15 to 12:30 Auditorium

Range expansions play a crucial role in our evolutionary history and also in human health. Descriptions of stochastic processes similar to Fokker-Planck equations are crucial for understanding the effects of mutations, number fluctuations and selective advantages. Mutations optimally positioned at the front of a growing population can increase their abundance by