Modelling genes: the backwards and forwards of mathematical population genetics - Public Lecture now online

How can we explain the patterns of genetic variation in the world around us? The genetic composition of a population can be changed by natural selection, mutation, mating, and other genetic, ecological and evolutionary mechanisms. How do they interact with one another, and what was their relative importance in shaping the patterns we see today? 

In our latest Oxford Mathematics Public Lecture Alison Etheridge FRS, Professor of Probability in the University of Oxford explores the remarkable power of simple mathematical caricatures in interrogating modern genetic data.