The next mathematical biology discussion group will be held this Thursday (the 6th of October) at 2pm in Carslaw room 707A. This week Dr Peter Kim from the School of Mathematics and Statistics will be discussing the potential role played by grandmothering in natural selection via the grandmother hypothesis. The grandmother hypothesis is that females who are nearing the end of their reproductive life can more effectively increase their inclusive fitness by helping their grandchildren rather than continuing to try to raise their own children. This could explain how humans have evolved increased longevity compared to other primates. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend.