EGT Reading Group 46 – 50 and a photo

Part of the original intent for this blog was to accompany the evolutionary game theory reading group that I started running at McGill in 2010. The blog has taken off, but the reading group has waned. However, since I still have some hope to revive a regular reading group, I have continued to call occasional journal discussion meetings that I organize as the EGT reading group. These meetings are very sparse and highly irregular, not the weekly groups that they were in 2010. For example, since my last update on May 28th, 2013, around 22 months have passed with the group meeting only 5 times. Still, these 5 meetings bring us to a milestone and hence an update on the papers we’ve read:

March 25, 2015 Hummert, S., Bohl, K., Basanta, D., Deutsch, A., Werner, S., Theißen, G., Schroeter, A., & Schuster, S. (2014). Evolutionary game theory: cells as players. Molecular BioSystems, 10(12), 3044-3065.
Bohl, K., Hummert, S., Werner, S., Basanta, D., Deutsch, A., Schuster, S., Theißen, G., & Schroeter, A. (2014). Evolutionary game theory: molecules as players. Molecular BioSystems, 10(12), 3066-3074.
March 2, 2015 Ribeck, N., & Lenski, R. E. (2014). Modeling and quantifying frequency-dependent fitness in microbial populations with cross-feeding interactions. bioRxiv, 012807.
February 9, 2015 Archetti, M., Ferraro, D.A., & Christofori, G. (2015). Heterogeneity for IGF-II production maintained by public goods dynamics in neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer. PNAS USA, 112 (6): 1833-8.
October 29, 2014 Archetti, M. (2013). Evolutionary game theory of growth factor production: implications for tumour heterogeneity and resistance to therapies. British Journal of Cancer 109: 1056-1062
Archetti, M. (2014). Evolutionary dynamics of the Warburg effect: Glycolysis as a collective action problem among cancer cells. Journal of Theoretical Biology 341: 1-8
June 4, 2013 Shakarian, P., Roos, P., & Johnson, A. (2012). A review of evolutionary graph theory with applications to game theory. Biosystems, 107(2): 66-80.


Robert Vander Velde has been a great help with these recent reading groups, and was the primary presented for EGT 47 and 49. Above is a (blurry) photo of (from left to right) David Basanta and Jacob Scott listening intently to Robert explaining something at the board during the 49th reading group in the collaboratorium at Moffitt. Since then, I’ve blogged about Archetti’s work from EGT 47 and Robert, Jacob, David and I have started working on continuations of it. I also featured ideas from EGT 48 and 49 in my discussion of evolutionary game theory without interactions and experimental partitioning of the fitness function.

Reading groups are announced ahead of time through an email list and people are welcome to join via Google Hangouts. If you’d like to be added to the list then send me an email or reply to this post. See you at the next milestone!


About Artem Kaznatcheev
From the Department of Computer Science at Oxford University and Department of Translational Hematology & Oncology Research at Cleveland Clinic, I marvel at the world through algorithmic lenses. My mind is drawn to evolutionary dynamics, theoretical computer science, mathematical oncology, computational learning theory, and philosophy of science. Previously I was at the Department of Integrated Mathematical Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center, and the School of Computer Science and Department of Psychology at McGill University. In a past life, I worried about quantum queries at the Institute for Quantum Computing and Department of Combinatorics & Optimization at University of Waterloo and as a visitor to the Centre for Quantum Technologies at National University of Singapore. Meander with me on Google+ and Twitter.

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