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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


    ** We have an opening for a phD position on 'Coexistence of marine viruses and their phytoplankton hosts' together with Prof. Corina Brussaard and Prof. Jef Huisman. The project has both an experimental and a theoretical component, for more detials see:–-coexistence-of-marine-viruses-and-their-phytoplankton-hosts.html

    ** Congratulations Martina Ferraguti for winning the prestigious Marie Curie fellowship for your project 'Through the eye of a mosquito: theoretical modelling of vector-borne zoonotic pathogens'. Excellent job, I look forward to having you join us!


    About me

    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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    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 foundation for new integrative theories.

          Other areas of interest and previous work included the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, metapopulation dynamics, dynamics of structured populations and the study of multi-scale systems. The approaches I take in my work stem from my interdisciplinary background, incorporating a combination of top-down and bottom-up mathematical and computational approaches, tools from network theory, nonlinear dynamics and complex systems.



    Spatial processes in ecology and evolution
    Modeling and simulation
    The empirical cycle

  • Publications





    • Day, K. P., Artzy-Randrup, Y., Tiedje, K. E., Rougeron, V., Chen, D. S., Rask, T. S., ... 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. [details]




    • 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.


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


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


    • 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.

    Media appearance

    • 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.


    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. (participant) (12-1-2018). Programme in silico based science meeting, Amsterdam, Netherlands (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, United States (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, United States (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Artzy-Randrup, Y. (participant) (11-2-2014 - 12-2-2014). NAEM congress, Lunteren (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
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