17-19 July, 2023 - Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

Ecology and Evolutionay Biology Symposium, 2023

Keynote Speakers :

Axel Meyer     Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, Germany

Sarah Knowles    Department of Biology, University of Oxford

Alexandros Stamatakis  Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas, HITS, Crete, Greece

Ray Bernor  Howard University, Laboratory of Evolutionary Biology. 

Organised by:

Cem DALYAN (İstanbul Üniversitesi)

Emrah ÇORAMAN (İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi)

Fatih DİKMEN (İstanbul Üniversitesi)

İsmail KUDRET SAĞLAM (Koç Üniversitesi)

Mateen RAFIQI (Bezmi Alem Vakıf Üniversitesi)

Melis TÖKE (İstanbul Üniversitesi)

Nur Bikem KESİCİ (İstanbul Üniversitesi)

Pınar AKBABA (İstanbul Üniversitesi)

Raşit BİLGİN (Boğaziçi Üniversitesi)

Selahattin BARIŞ ÇAY (İstanbul Üniversitesi)

Vahap ELDEM (İstanbul Üniversitesi)

Yusuf ULAŞ ÇINAR (İstanbul Üniversitesi)

Zelal ÖZGÜR DURMUŞ (Bezmi Alem Vakıf Üniversitesi)


 Introduction to Mathematical and Computational Modelling in Evolutionary Biology

A two-day EEBST workshop titled “Introduction to Mathematical and Computational Modelling in Evolutionary Biology” was successfully conducted at Istanbul University on July 20-21, 2023. A total of 24 students and postdocs from Middle East Technical University, Boğaziçi University, Hacettepe University, Koç University, and Istanbul University attended the workshop. The theoretical lectures, delivered by Dr. Murat Tugrul, covered an overview of modelling frameworks in evolutionary biology, mutation-selection-drift dynamics in population genetics, fitness landscapes and models, as well as stochastic modelling in ageing and demography. During the afternoon sessions, participants also engaged in hands-on practice, coding simulations of one-dimensional random walks and allele frequency evolution in populations.