Host are under constant selective pressure to evolve resistance against their parasites, and conversely, parasites are under selective pressure to overcome any host defences. This can lead to fascinating dynamics of antagonistic coevolution that we are still only beginning to understand. In this project, you will develop mathematical models or conduct computer simulations to study to gain insights into specific aspects of host-parasite coevolutionary dynamics, e.g. the role of random genetic drift or molecular signatures left by the process. The project is flexible and can be adjusted to your background and interests.

Supervisor: Jan Engelstaedter