Séminaire

Intervening organization
UPMC-CNRS UMR7138, IBPS ABI et Collège de France SMILE
Name of intervener
Guillaume Achaz
Title
The strange case of the Standard Neutral Model of molecular evolution: when, what and why
Abstract

We will investigate the model that is commonly assumed throughout population genetics and more generally molecular evolution, the so-called Standard Neutral Model. I will start by describing some of its motivations, its underlying assumptions, its forward and backward perspectives, its usage and more importantly its limit. I will then illustrate the different points by biological examples and will argue that the use of a unique reference model may obscure our ability to apprehend correctly the evolution of life.

Place
Salle de réunion 142, bâtiment 210
Date of the day