Mini-Course on Modelling Micro-Evolution

Adam Prügel-Bennett, Nordita
28, 29 and 30 May from 9:15--11:00
Lecture Theatre B, NBI/Nordita

Micro-evolution describes the evolution of a population of gene sequences which undergo selection, amplification, mutation and sexual recombination, as well as other possible evolution operators. Although originally motivated by biology it has also taken on an extra significance as a description of Directed Molecular Evolution and Genetic Algorithms. In the former evolution in a test tube is used to develop new drugs and enzymes while in the latter an evolutionary strategy is used to evolve good solutions to hard problems. This course introduces the applications of micro-evolution and develops a theory for describing micro-evolution based on statistical physics.
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Last modified 15 May 1996
Adam Prügel-Bennett