22 July 2020

European network to train new generation of mathematicians to model biology

14 research institutions and an additional 15 partner organisations will collaborate across borders to train a new generation of evolutionary game theorists from mid-2021 and onwards. The European Commission has awarded nearly 4 million euros to the Innovative Training Network (ITN), which has been named EvoGamesPlus and will be coordinated by Dr. Kateřina Staňková of the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering.

​…and evolving the field

Next to preparing a new generation of scientists, research within the consortium will contribute to more realistic mathematical models of biological populations.

Specifically, the EvoGamesPlus network will work on methods to include social relationships and locations into these models. The project will also develop tools to study biological populations while they are adapting to changes, like those who have just been treated with drugs. In addition to developing these methods, EvoGamesPlus will focus on two applications: epidemiological modelling and the modelling of cancer and its treatment.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 955708.

 

Further reading:

EvoGamesPlus is an Innovative Training Network (ITN)  funded under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions framework of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. The network is set to start in mid-2021 and comprises 14 institutions from across Europe, plus an additional 15 partner organizations.