Research in IBEST focuses on the dynamics of rapid evolution with an explicit integration of empirical and theoretical approaches. IBEST research spans multiple disciplines (e.g., Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry), addresses many levels of biological organization (e.g., genes, cells, organisms, species and ecosystems), and uses a variety of techniques and approaches (e.g., experimental evolution, computational genomics, computer simulations, mathematical modeling, field biology). IBEST researchers also develop new theory, algorithms, and statistical techniques for solving complex empirical problems. IBEST research strengths and examples of projects in each category are shown below.

Co-evolutionary dynamics  Evolution of Ecosystems  Genetic and molecular mechanisms
of adaptation

 Genome evolution 

 Phylogenetics and speciation 

 Theory and evolutionary algorithms 

 IBEST Research Grants 

 Annual Reporting 

 IBEST Virtual Institute 



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Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute Of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number P30 GM103324.