SLS Workshop on Experimental Evolution

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The School of Life Sciences (SLS) at IUB hosted a session entitled “An Introductory Workshop on Experimental Evolution” on March 9th, 2017. Over 50 students attended the provocative and lively workshop, which was conducted jointly by Mr. Zain Omar Ali and Mr. Ornob Alam. Experimental evolution makes use of microbial and viral model systems with high reproduction and mutation rates to test core principles of evolutionary biology.  In addition, such studies enrich our understanding of disease emergence, antibiotic resistance, and seasonal epidemic cycles. The workshop provided an overview of the history of the field and went in detail through one recent study. The workshop was meant to serve as a prelude to future student research projects to be conducted in the SLS laboratories.

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