Francisco Úbeda de Torres
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I am a Professor of Mathematical Biology at the School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway, University of London.

I work on the evolution of genomic and social structures driven by conflict. Intragenomic conflict provides a unique way to understand the evolution of molecular mechanism that might be detrimental to the individual. This conflict often results in diseases. Similarly, individual conflict allows us to understand the evolution of social manifestations deemed not beneficial for a society.

Through mathematical models, I formulate evolutionary theory and interpret biological data. I endeavor to provide specific predictions that allow empirical testing of evolutionary theories. My work applies to a wide range of biological systems; I am particularly interested in humans and medical implications.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • Evolution, Evolutionary Theory, Mathematical Models, Animal Behaviour, Population Genetics, Intragenomic Conflict, Social Evolution

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