EGT Reading Group 56 – 60

Since my last update in February, the evolutionary game theory reading group has passed another milestone with 5 more meetings over the last 4 months. We looked at a broad range of topics, from life histories in cancer to the effects of heterogeneity and biodiversity. From the definitions of fitness to analyzing digital pathology. Part of this variety came from suggested papers by the group members. The paper for EGT 57 was suggested by Jill Gallaher, EGT 58 by Robert Vander Velde, and the second paper for EGT 60 came from a tip by Jacob Scott. We haven’t yet recovered our goal of regular weekly meetings, but we’ve more than halved the time it took for these five meetings compared to the previous ones.

As always, here are the papers:

May 13 Newman, M. E. (2003). Mixing patterns in networks. Physical Review E, 67(2), 026126.
Heindl, A., Nawaz, S., & Yuan, Y. (2015). Mapping spatial heterogeneity in the tumor microenvironment: a new era for digital pathology. Laboratory Investigation, 95(4), 377-384.
March 24 Orr, H.A. (2009). Fitness and its role in evolutionary genetics. Nature Reviews Genetics, 10(8): 531-539.
March 17 Reichenbach, T., Mobilia, M., & Frey, E. (2007). Mobility promotes and jeopardizes biodiversity in rock–paper–scissors games. Nature, 448(7157), 1046-1049.
March 9 Carja, O., & Plotkin, J. B. (2015). The evolutionary advantage of heritable phenotypic heterogeneity. bioRxiv, 028795.
February 11 Aktipis, C. A., Boddy, A. M., Gatenby, R. A., Brown, J. S., & Maley, C. C. (2013). Life history trade-offs in cancer evolution. Nature Reviews Cancer, 13(12), 883-892.

Our next reading group will be in two weeks, and we will continue thinking about digital pathology and spatial statistics. A reading group companion to my recent foray into counting cells. I will select the papers and announce them on the mailing list within the next few days.

If you aren’t in Tampa but want to attend the we are always happy to have people join our meetings through Skype or Google Hangouts. Just send me an email.

See you in a couple of weeks, and 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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