Research Projects Phase II (2017 - 2020)

In Phase II (2017 - 2020), the URPP Evolution continued and strengthened its efforts to integrate a traditionally disparate community with an interest in evolutionary questions and in molecular approaches relying on rapidly developing next-generation sequencing and analysis methods, respectively. The aim was to fund highly original projects that involve interdisciplinary collaboration between research groups and that rely on novel, innovative approaches.

The 15 projects of Phase II of the URPP Evolution can be grouped into the following six main topics:


Pathogen Evolution

Microbiology and Virology


Language Evolution

Theoretical Evolutionary Biology