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Dr Y.A. (Yael) Artzy-Randrup

Assistant Professor
Faculty of Science
Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics
Photographer: Shira Hillel

Visiting address
  • Science Park 904
  • Room number:C4.167
Postal address
  • Postbus 94240
    1090 GE Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    I am an Assistant Professor in Theoretical Ecology at the Department Theoretical and Computational Ecology (TCE) in the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), and a fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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    ** Opening Soon **  
    In the beginning of January a position for a highly qualified postdoc from the area of Complex Systems will be opening, the project is in collaboration with the Future of Energy network at the Institute of Advanced Study.  

     


    Areas of research

    Theoretical ecology, Evolutionary theory, Infectious diseases, Network theory and Complex systems


    I am broadly interested in questions ranging from population dynamics to evolutionary theory. My research addresses questions at the interface of ecology and evolution, where complex interactions act on multiple levels of organization and at varying time scales. In many cases drivers of biological change are difficult to trace, and they integrate in ways that are poorly understood.  One field where there is an increasing realization of the significance of interactions between ecology and evolution is in the study of infectious diseases. I have been studying malaria and its parasite, P. falciparum, which present a unique framework for extending general theories with evolutionary aspects and the inclusion of temporal processes. The short time scales at which ecological and evolutionary processes take place, the increasing availability and richness of data from multiple scales, and the increasing accessibility to computational power and informatics tools, now make it possible to address questions on ecological and evolutionary feedbacks, creating unprecedented opportunities us to set foundations for new integrative theories.

    Other areas of interest include the development of an integrated Eco-Evolutionary framework of Extinction Therapy for the eradication of Metastatic Cancer, and elimination of Multi-strain Pathogens, the study of multi-scale systems, dynamics of structured populations and metapopulation dynamics.

    The approaches I take in my work stem from my interdisciplinary background, incorporating a combination of top-down and bottom-up Mathematical Models and Computational Agent-Based Stochastic Simulations, and tools from Network Theory, Complex Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics.

     

    Teaching

    • Modeling and Simulation
    • Complexity and Simplicity: Science in the 21st century (previously 'The empirical cycle')
    • Spatial Networks in ecology and evolution
       

    Students and Postdocs

    Dr. Martina Ferraguti, PostDoc. 

    Project description: Zoonotic Spillover and its dependency on combined multiple-host and multiple-vector dynamics. (as part of the Marie Curie fellowship will be hosted for 3 months by Prof. Andy Dobson at Princeton U.)

     

    Sofie te Wierik, PhD candidate.  

    Project description: Governance of Green and Atmospheric water (co-supervisors: Prof. Joyeeta Gupta and Dr. Erik Cammeraat)

     

    Claudia Meyer, PhD candidate. 

    Project description: A theoretical and experimental study of multiple-virus and multiple-plankton dynamics  (co-supervisors: Prof. Jeff Huisman and Prof. Corina Brussaard)

  • Publications

    2021

    • Artzy-Randrup, Y., Epstein, T., Brown, J. S., Costa, R. L. B., Czerniecki, B. J., & Gatenby, R. A. (2021). Novel evolutionary dynamics of small populations in breast cancer adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy. NPJ Breast Cancer, 7, [26]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41523-021-00230-y [details]

    2020

    2019

    2018

    2017

    • Day, K. P., Artzy-Randrup, Y., Tiedje, K. E., Rougeron, V., Chen, D. S., Rask, T. S., Rorick, M. M., Migot-Nabias, F., Deloron, P., Luty, A. J. F., & Pascual, M. (2017). Evidence of strain structure in Plasmodium falciparum var gene repertoires in children from Gabon, West Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114(20), E4103-E4111. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1613018114 [details]

    2015

    2014

    2012

    • Artzy-Randrup, Y., Rorick, M. M., Day, K., Chen, D., Dobson, A. P., & Pascual, M. (2012). Population structuring of multi-copy, antigen-encoding genes in plasmodium falciparum. eLife, 2012(1), [e00093]. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.00093

    2010

    • Artzy-Randrup, Y., & Stone, L. (2010). Connectivity, cycles, and persistence thresholds in metapopulation networks. PLoS Computational Biology, 6(8), [e1000876]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000876
    • Artzy-Randrup, Y., Alonso, D., & Pascual, M. (2010). Transmission intensity and drug resistance in malaria population dynamics: Implications for climate change. PLoS ONE, 5(10), [e13588]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0013588
    • Meer, M. V., Kondrashov, A. S., Artzy-Randrup, Y., & Kondrashov, F. A. (2010). Compensatory evolution in mitochondrial tRNAs navigates valleys of low fitness. Nature, 464, 279-282. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature08691

    2009

    • Berchenko, Y., Artzy-Randrup, Y., Teicher, M., & Stone, L. (2009). Emergence and size of the giant component in clustered random graphs with a given degree distribution. Physical Review Letters, 102(13), [138701]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.138701
    • Berchenko, Y., Artzy-Randrup, Y., Teicher, M., & Stone, L. (2009). The big friendly giant: the giant component in clustered random graphs. In Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology (pp. 237-252). (Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology; Vol. 42). Springer Basel AG. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-8176-4751-3_14
    • Zvuloni, A., Artzy-Randrup, Y., Stone, L., Kramarsky-Winter, E., Barkan, R., & Loya, Y. (2009). Spatio-temporal transmission patterns of black-band disease in a coral community. PLoS ONE, 4(4), [e4993]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0004993

    2008

    • Dagan, T., Artzy-Randrup, Y., & Martin, W. (2008). Modular networks and cumulative impact of lateral transfer in prokaryote genome evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(29), 10039-10044. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0800679105
    • Zvuloni, A., Artzy-Randrup, Y., Stone, L., van Woesik, R., & Loya, Y. (2008). Ecological size-frequency distributions: How to prevent and correct biases in spatial sampling. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 6(3), 144-153. https://doi.org/10.4319/lom.2008.6.144

    2007

    2006

    • Artzy-Randrup, Y., & Kondrashov, A. S. (2006). Sympatric speciation under incompatibility selection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 103(31), 11619-11624. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0602339103

    2005

    • Artzy-Randrup, Y., & Stone, L. (2005). Generating uniformly distributed random networks. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 72(5), [056708]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.72.056708

    2017

    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. A. (2017). Evidence of strain structure and the theory of malaria control. Abstract from Annual Meeting NVTB 2017, Schoorl, Netherlands.
    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. A. (2017). Exploring the implications of climate change on epidemiological dynamics of multi-host vector-borne diseases. Abstract from PARSA, 3rd International Congress on Parasites of Wildlife, South Africa.

    2016

    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. A. (2016). Inferring transmission mode of white plague-like coral disease from its spatio-temporal pattern. Poster session presented at NAEM, .

    2015

    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. A. (2015). Spatial Modeling of White-Plague Coral Disease. Poster session presented at Epidemics 5, Florida, United States.

    2014

    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. A. (2014). Co-dependence between parasite intra-specie diversity and Long-term persistence. Poster session presented at MBI - Sustainability and Complex Systems , Columbus, OH, United States.
    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. A. (2014). Social relationships and intrinsic attributes in product valuation in cultural markets. Poster session presented at NIMBios - Animal Social Networks , Knoxville, Tennessee, United States.
    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. A. (2014). Synergistic and antagonistic interactions between bed-nets and vaccines in the control of malaria. Poster session presented at The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) 63rd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, United States.
    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. A. (2014). Synergistic and antagonistic interactions between bednets and vaccines in the control of malaria. Poster session presented at Challenges in Malaria Research: Core science and innovation conference, Oxford, United Kingdom.
    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. A. (2014). Synergistic and antagonistic interactions in malaria control. Poster session presented at Challenges in Malaria Research: Core science and innovation conference, Oxford, United Kingdom.

    2013

    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. A. (2013). Parasite Diversity: Implications for Disease Control. Poster session presented at 4th International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    Media appearance

    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. (13-09-2020). How the Warsaw Ghetto beat back typhus during World War II: Social distancing, self-isolation, underground training of medical students were key [Web] ArsTechnica. Extraordinary curtailment of massive typhus epidemic in the Warsaw Ghetto.
    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. (30-10-2017). Tying everything together [Web] eLife. Interview: Tying everything together.
    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. (08-05-2017). DISCOVERING THE DEADLY DIVERSITY OF MALARIA [Web] Pursuit. Evidence of strain structure in Plasmodium falciparum.
    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. A. (03-02-2015). Of The 3 Types Of Potential Malaria Vaccines, 2 Might Be Bad Ideas Science 2.0. Combining Malaria Vaccines and Mosquito Nets.

    Journal editor

    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. (editor) (2020-2030). Biological Invasions (Journal).

    Others

    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. (participant) (12-1-2018). Programme in silico based science meeting, Amsterdam (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. (participant) (19-9-2016 - 22-9-2016). Conference on Complex Systems 2016, Amsterdam (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. (participant) (8-12-2014 - 12-12-2014). Lorentz Workshop Spatio-temporal Dynamics in Ecology: Building Bridges between Ecology and the Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Leiden, The Netherlands. Spatio-Temporal Dynamics in Ecology (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. (participant) (8-12-2014 - 12-12-2014). Lorentz Workshop Spatio-temporal Dynamics in Ecology: Building Bridges between Ecology and the Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Leiden, The Netherlands (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. (participant) (2-11-2014 - 6-11-2014). The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) 63rd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. (participant) (22-5-2014 - 23-5-2014). NVTB meeting, Schoorl (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. (participant) (6-3-2014 - 8-3-2014). NIMBios - Animal Social Networks, Knoxville, Tennessee (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. (participant) (11-2-2014 - 12-2-2014). NAEM congress, Lunteren (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. (participant) (19-11-2013 - 22-11-2013). Epidemics 4, Amsterdam (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. (participant) (16-9-2013 - 20-9-2013). MBI - Sustainability and Complex Systems, Columbus, OH (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).

    2020

    • te Wierik, S. A., Cammeraat, L. H., Gupta, J., & Artzy-Randrup, Y. A. (2020). Reviewing moisture recycling dynamics: implications of land use change on green and atmospheric water. Earth and Space Science Open Archive. https://doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10505203.1
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