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Niels Bohr Institute
University of Copenhagen
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Evolution, analysis and modeling

Evolution takes place on multiple levels, from genome rearrangements to species extinctions and collapse of ecosystems. We are interested in mathematical descriptions of the interplay between the evolution of the genome of individual species and the stresses imposed by the environment. We both work with abstract models of evolution, as well as with characterization of the interplay between molecular network structure and the function they are evolved to do.


Per Bak and Kim Sneppen
Punctuated equilibrium and criticality in a simple model of evoluton
Phys. Rev. Lett. 71 (1993)

Sergei Maslov and Kim Sneppen
Population cycles and species diversity in dynamic Kill-the-Winner model of microbial ecosystems
Scientific Reports 7 (2017)

Sergei Maslov, Kim Sneppen
Diversity waves in collapse-driven population dynamics
Plos Computational Biology 11 (2015)

Kim Sneppen and Namiko Mitarai
Multistability with a Metastable Mixed State
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109 (2012)

Namiko Mitarai, Joachim Mathiesen, Kim Sneppen
Emergence of diversity in a model ecosystem
Phys. Rev. E 86 (2012)

Sneppen K, Trusina A, Jensen MH, and Bornholdt S
A minimal model for multiple epidemics and immunity spreading.
Plos One 5 (2010)

Alexander Hunziker, Csaba Tuboly, Péter Horváth, Sandeep Krishna, and Szabolcs Semsey
Genetic flexibility of regulatory networks
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107 (2010)

K.S. Korolev, Mikkel Avlund, Oskar Hallatschek, David R. Nelson
Genetic Demixing and Evolutionary Forces in the One-Dimensional Stepping Stone Model
Review of Modern Physics 82 (2010)

Sergei Maslov, Sandeep Krishna, Tin Yau Pang and Kim Sneppen
Toolbox model of evolution of prokaryotic metabolic networks and their regulation
PNAS 106 (2009)

Mikkel Avlund, Ian B. Dodd, Szabolcs Semsey, Kim Sneppen, and Sandeep Krishna
Why Do Phage Play Dice
Journal of Virology 83 (2009)

Silja Heilmann, Kim Sneppen and Sandeep Krishna
Sustainability of Virulence in a Phage-Bacterial Ecosystem
Journal of Virology 84 (2010)

Stefan Bornholdt, Kim Sneppen, and Hildegard Westphal
Longevity of orders is related to the longevity of their constituent genera rather than genus richness
Theory in Biosciences: doi: 10.1007/s12064-008-0053-9 0 (2009)

Jacob Bock Axelsen, Koon-Kiu Yan, Sergei Maslov
Parameters of proteome evolution from histograms of amino-acid sequence identities of paralogous proteins
Biology Direct 2 (2007)

Jakob Enemark, Kim Sneppen
Analyzing a stochastic model for evolving regulatory networks by unbiased gene duplication
JSTAT 0 (2007)

Pernille Yde, Mogens Hogh Jensen, and Ala Trusina
Analyzing inflammatory response as excitable media
Phys. Rev. E 84 (2011)

E. Aurell, S. Brown, J. Johansen, K. Sneppen
Stability puzzles in lambda phage
Phys. Rev. E 65 (2002)

Sergei Maslov, Kim Sneppen, Kasper A. Eriksen, Koon-Kiu Yan
Upstream Plasticity and Downstream Robustness in Evolution of Molecular Networks.
BMC Evolutionary Biology 4 (2004)

Ala Trusina, Kim Sneppen, I.B. Dodd, K.E. Shearwin and J.B. Egan.
Functional alignment of regulatory networks: A study of temerate phages
Plos Computational Biology 1 (2005)

Jan O. Haerter, Namiko Mitarai, and Kim Sneppen
Theory of invasion extinction dynamics in minimal food webs
Phys. Rev. E 97 (2018)