December WEES with Dr. Djordje Bajić

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Workshop (14:00 Orion B3042)

Using fitness landscapes to engineer microbial communities

In the workshop, I will discuss the concept of fitness landscapes. We will start by reviewing the history of fitness landscapes and its uses. I will then deepen a bit more into the concept of global epistasis. A suggested (but not mandatory) reading is our recent review on the topic, which is freely available here

The workshop will take place 14:00 to 15:30 in Orion B3042. Registration is required, so please email Alanna Leale ( to register. The workshop gives attendees the opportunity to meet the speaker of the seminar and have a discussion based on recent publications. The workshops are a good possibility to become acquainted with hot topics in science and to gain experience in discussing these topics with leading scientists in the field. Furthermore, BSc and MSc students can get 1 ECTS for attending 2 workshops.

 Lunch & dinner with Dr. Bajić:
A small group will have lunch and dinner with our invited speaker. If you are interested in joining for lunch and/or dinner with Dr. Bajić, please contact Alanna Leale ( You may of course also simply decide to join on the day of the seminar.

WEES background & call for new members:
WEES is an initiative of PhD students and postdocs at Wageningen University to organize a continuing series of stimulating seminars on contemporary topics in evolution and ecology. For this series we invite researchers from all over the world who have leading roles in their field. We aim to bring together different groups at Wageningen University using a variety of systems, but with a common interest in evolutionary and ecological questions. WEES is funded by graduate schools PE&RC, WIMEK, EPS, VLAG, and WIAS.

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