EON Long-Term-Visitor Award

Another member of our group, Jorge Campos Bravo, is here with me to help implement the model.

Dr. Tom Froese

logoI have received an EON Long-Term-Visitor Award from the director of the Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) of the Tokyo Institute of Technology to work for two months (June and July 2017) with Dr. Virgo and his colleagues of the ELSI Origins Network (EON).

The aim is to create an agent-based model of the origins of the genetic code based on the mechanism of horizontal gene transmission. The modelĀ is inspired by the iterated learningĀ model of the evolution of language.

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