About

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I can be reached at arvid.agren [at] ebc.uu.se

I am an evolutionary biologist interested in the causes and consequences of genomic conflicts. I am a Wenner-Gren Fellow and I spent the first part of the fellowship at the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, hosted by David Haig, and I am now at the Evolutionary Biology Centre at Uppsala University.

My works is also deeply rooted in the history and philosophy of biology, and I wrote a book on the gene’s-eye view evolution, also known as selfish gene theory (published 2021 by Oxford University Press).

I was a postdoc in Andy Clark‘s lab in the Department of Molecular Biology and GeneticsCornell University, funded by the Sweden-America Foundation

I did my PhD work on transposable element and genome size evolution with Stephen Wright at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. Throughout my time at U of T I was a Junior Fellow at Massey College. Before that I read biology at the University of Edinburgh.