For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.

Richard Feynman


All seminars

for a complete list check out Talks


  • 20-31 March 2023, Convention on Biological Diversity, UN environment programme: Open-ended Online Forum on Synthetic Biology

  • 17-21 April 2023, Bernoulli Center, EPFL, Lausanne, Biological Evolution Across Scales: Mathematical modelling and statistical inference: Ecological processes and community cohesion: lessons from synthetic microbial communities

  • 14-18 August 2023, Seoul, South Korea, International Conference on Biological Physics: Antibiotics at the root of microbial diversity

Public talks in German

  • 2022, Public Lecture at the MPI: Die Macht der Propaganda - Die Bedeutung von Geschichten für kollektives Handeln
  • 2018, Max Planck Day: Max Planck in Plön: Kleine Stadt Große Auswirkung
  • 2017, Public Lecture: Evolutionäre Spieltheorie




Massey University - Structured Undergraduate Program


  • Origin of Genetic variation I
  • Origin of Genetic variation II


  • Co-evolution
  • Cooperation and Conflict
  • Evolutionary Game Theory



  • Lecture series of Prof. Arne Traulsen (University of Lübeck)


2016 - 2018 - 2019

  • Bachelors course lecture series of Prof. Hinrich Schulenburg (Christian Albrechts University, Kiel)

Organized seminars


  • 2022: The Future of Games in Biology with John McNamara and Olof Leimar


  • 2021: Theory in Spring series - Meike Wittmann, Anne Kandler, Helen Alexander

  • 2021: Darwinian Demons | Eco-evolutionary dynamics and Information theory, co-organised with Minus van Baalen

    (postponed to 2022)

  • 2018: eSMB symposium - Eco-evolutionary dynamics across scales of organisation, co-organised with Meike Wittmann

  • 2018: Year of Mathematical Biology - Speakers: Hanna Kokko, Nick Barton, Michael Doebeli, Michael Lynch, Alison Etheridge and Pleuni Pennings

  • 2017: Bionomics | The Biology and Economics of Mutualisms, co-organised with Jorge Peña.