Our latest pre-print is now available. We report on theoretical work by Shota Shibasaki, where he developed a model to explore public goods games in bioremediation of a toxic compound. The study shows that cheats that do not contribute to the public good can lead to system collapse, but by carefully controlling the system’s evolutionary dynamics, one can maximize detoxification efficiency.
We are proud to present the work of Philippe Piccardi and Björn Vessman
We show that in a harsh, toxic environment, different bacterial species can facilitate each other’s growth. If the environment is made more benign, competition between species increases. This paper includes lab experiments by Philippe and a model by Björn.
We hope you enjoy it!
Alice will be helping Flora with her soon-to-become massive experiment. And Géraldine is working on a Master project looking at species invasions into our well-studied community. Welcome to both of you!
OK, it was a bit far to drive, but totally worth it! We ate incredibly good food, took a swim in the Mediterranean and explored the town of Begur. We even managed to squeeze in some science: there were poster presentations from research done in 2029 🙂
… for her third internship in the lab! She is slowly becoming a key member. We will be enjoying her presence until June this time.
Congratulations to Andrea and Maria for completing their Master theses and doing such a great job at the defense and departmental presentations!
We will miss you, Maria!
We spent two wonderful days in the mountains talking science, eating, drinking and hiking…
A virtual seminar presenting some of our recent work is now available to watch on the SIB website.
It’s super having Afra here until the end of the year to work on modeling antibiotic resistance! She is already integrating well!