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Marcel Weiss

Marcel Weiss

PhD Student

Sainsbury Laboratory
University of Cambridge
47 Bateman Street
Cambridge CB2 1LR

Office Phone: +44(0)1223 761100

Research Interests

The mapping between biological genotypes and phenotypes fundamentally influences evolution as mutations take place on the level of genotypes, while selection applies on the level of phenotypes. My research focuses on studying the properties of these genotype-phenotype (GP) maps. In general, real biological GP maps are extraordinarily complex and analysing their properties can be a challenging task. For this reason, I primarily work with abstract or computational models of GP maps, in order to draw conclusions on the properties of real biological GP maps.

Key Publications

Phenotypes can be robust and evolvable if mutations have non-local effects on sequence constraints.  M Weiß and SE Ahnert, J R Soc Interface   15   (2018)

Steering random walks with kicked ultracold atoms M Weiß et al., Phys. Rev. A   92   (2015)