Project News

August 23
New job! Postdoc in Southampton, UK

Project: The Scaling-up of Purpose in Evolution (evo-ego): Connectionist approaches to the evolutionary transitions in individuality.

Application Deadline: 13 Sept 2022
Salary: £40-46k
Location: Southampton UK
Duration: 19 months

We welcome applications for a postdoctoral senior research fellow to build computational models of evolutionary processes, at the lab of Richard Watson at the University of Southampton. The position is available, for a duration of up to 19 months, starting Oct 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is the second postdoc position for this project.

More information about the position and application details are available via PDF here and online here.

ASSOCIATED PROJECTS
August 20
Evolution of the Spiracular Region From Jawless Fishes to Tetrapods

Philip Donoghue, PI of the “Chance versus Purpose in the Evolution of Biospheres” project, contributed to the article “The Evolution of the Spiracular Region From Jawless Fishes to Tetrapods” published in May 2022 in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

ASSOCIATED PROJECTS
August 16
The genotype–phenotype distinction: from Mendelian genetics to 21st century biology

Three members of the “Open-ended evolution and organizational closure” project, Arnaud Pocheville, Matteo Mossio and Gaëlle Pontarotti, wrote “The genotype–phenotype distinction: from Mendelian genetics to 21st century biology” recently published in Genetica.

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August 9
Selfish optimization and collective learning in populations

Alex McAvoy, part of the “Natural selection for collective purpose” project, contributed to the article “Selfish optimization and collective learning in populations” published in the November 2022 volume of Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena.

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August 8
Biofilm growth under elastic confinement

Raymond Goldstein, PI of the “Physical aspects of early multicellular development” project, is one of the authors of the “Biofilm Growth Under Elastic Confinement” article published in the April 2022 issue of Physical Review.

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