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Philipp M. Altrock, PhD

Academic Rank: Assistant Member

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Education & Training


  • University of Kiel, PhD - Natural Sciences
  • University of Leipzig, MSc - Physics
Participating Trials

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  • Gerlee P, Altrock PM. Extinction rates in tumour public goods games. J R Soc Interface. 2017 Sep;14(134). Pubmedid: 28954847. Pmcid: PMC5636271.
  • Altrock PM, Traulsen A, Nowak MA. Evolutionary games on cycles with strong selection. Phys Rev E. 2017 Feb;95(2-1):022407. Pubmedid: 28297871.
  • Altrock PM, Brendel C, Renella R, Orkin SH, Williams DA, Michor F. Mathematical modeling of erythrocyte chimerism informs genetic intervention strategies for sickle cell disease. Am J Hematol. 2016 Sep;91(9):931-937. Pubmedid: 27299299. Pmcid: PMC5093908.
  • Werner B, Scott JG, Sottoriva A, Anderson AR, Traulsen A, Altrock PM. The Cancer Stem Cell Fraction in Hierarchically Organized Tumors Can Be Estimated Using Mathematical Modeling and Patient-Specific Treatment Trajectories. Cancer Res. 2016 Apr;76(7):1705-1713. Pubmedid: 26833122. Pmcid: PMC4900896.
  • Gerlee P, Altrock PM. Complexity and stability in growing cancer cell populations. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 May;112(21):E2742-E2743. Pubmedid: 25941414. Pmcid: PMC4450388.
  • Li XY, Pietschke C, Fraune S, Altrock PM, Bosch TC, Traulsen A. Which games are growing bacterial populations playing?. J R Soc Interface. 2015 Jul;12(108):20150121. Pubmedid: 26236827. Pmcid: PMC4528578.
  • Altrock PM, Liu LL, Michor F. The mathematics of cancer: integrating quantitative models. Nat Rev Cancer. 2015 Dec;15(12):730-745. Pubmedid: 26597528.
  • Marusyk A, Tabassum DP, Altrock PM, Almendro V, Michor F, Polyak K. Non-cell-autonomous driving of tumour growth supports sub-clonal heterogeneity. Nature. 2014 Oct;514(7520):54-58. Pubmedid: 25079331. Pmcid: PMC4184961.
  • Ashcroft P, Altrock PM, Galla T. Fixation in finite populations evolving in fluctuating environments. J R Soc Interface. 2014 Nov;11(100):20140663. Pubmedid: 25165604. Pmcid: PMC4191092.
  • Du J, Wu B, Altrock PM, Wang L. Aspiration dynamics of multi-player games in finite populations. J R Soc Interface. 2014 May;11(94):20140077. Pubmedid: 24598208. Pmcid: PMC3973373.
  • Reeves RG, Bryk J, Altrock PM, Denton JA, Reed FA. First steps towards underdominant genetic transformation of insect populations. PLoS One. 2014 May;9(5):e97557. Pubmedid: 24844466. Pmcid: PMC4028297.
  • Hilbe C, Abou Chakra M, Altrock PM, Traulsen A. The evolution of strategic timing in collective-risk dilemmas. PLoS One. 2014 Jan;8(6):e66490. Pubmedid: 23799109. Pmcid: PMC3682992.
  • Franzenburg S, Fraune S, Altrock PM, Künzel S, Baines JF, Traulsen A, Bosch TC. Bacterial colonization of Hydra hatchlings follows a robust temporal pattern. ISME J. 2013 Apr;7(4):781-790. Pubmedid: 23344242. Pmcid: PMC3603398.
  • Altrock PM, Traulsen A, Galla T. The mechanics of stochastic slowdown in evolutionary games. J Theor Biol. 2012 Oct;311:94-106. Pubmedid: 22814474.
  • Altrock PM, Traulsen A, Reed FA. Stability properties of underdominance in finite subdivided populations. PLoS Comput Biol. 2011 Nov;7(11):e1002260. Pubmedid: 22072956. Pmcid: PMC3207953.
  • Wu B, Altrock PM, Wang L, Traulsen A. Universality of weak selection. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2010 Oct;82(4 Pt 2):046106. Pubmedid: 21230344.
  • Altrock PM, Traulsen A, Reeves RG, Reed FA. Using underdominance to bi-stably transform local populations. J Theor Biol. 2010 Nov;267(1):62-75. Pubmedid: 20691703.
  • Altrock PM, Gokhale CS, Traulsen A. Stochastic slowdown in evolutionary processes. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2010 Jul;82(1 Pt 1):011925. Pubmedid: 20866666.
  • Altrock PM, Traulsen A. Deterministic evolutionary game dynamics in finite populations. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2009 Jul;80(1 Pt 1):011909. Pubmedid: 19658731.