## Biomathematics and Theoretical Bioinformatics

Our group,
led by Ellen Baake, establishes a bridge between bioinformatics and
mathematics. Our main area of research is the mathematical theory of biological evolution, in
particular **population genetics**. We seek to understand the dynamics of
genes in populations under the joint influence of mutation, selection,
recombination and genetic drift. The tools we use come from probability theory (branching
processes, interactive particle systems, large deviations) as well as from the theory of
dynamical systems.