Thomas Pfeiffer

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Temporal patterns of genes in scientific publications
    Thomas Pfeiffer
    Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, One Brattle Square, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:12052-6. 2007
  2. pmc Quantifying selective reporting and the Proteus phenomenon for multiple datasets with similar bias
    Thomas Pfeiffer
    Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e18362. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Prediction markets and their potential role in biomedical research--a review
    Thomas Pfeiffer
    Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Biosystems 102:71-6. 2010
  4. pmc Large-scale assessment of the effect of popularity on the reliability of research
    Thomas Pfeiffer
    Program for Evolutionary Dynamic, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e5996. 2009
  5. pmc Decision-making in research tasks with sequential testing
    Thomas Pfeiffer
    Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e4607. 2009
  6. pmc Digital cows grazing on digital grounds
    Thomas Pfeiffer
    Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Curr Biol 16:R946-9. 2006
  7. pmc The value of reputation
    Thomas Pfeiffer
    Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, FAS, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138, USA
    J R Soc Interface 9:2791-7. 2012
  8. pmc Systematic differences in impact across publication tracks at PNAS
    David G Rand
    Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e8092. 2009
  9. pmc Dynamic remodeling of in-group bias during the 2008 presidential election
    David G Rand
    Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:6187-91. 2009
  10. pmc Evolution of cooperation by generalized reciprocity
    Thomas Pfeiffer
    Behavioural Ecology, University of Berne, Hinterkappelen, Switzerland
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1115-20. 2005

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. pmc Temporal patterns of genes in scientific publications
    Thomas Pfeiffer
    Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, One Brattle Square, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:12052-6. 2007
    ..We identify interactions between yeast genes from PubMed and show that the frequency differences of genes in publications lead to a biased picture of the resulting interaction network...
  2. pmc Quantifying selective reporting and the Proteus phenomenon for multiple datasets with similar bias
    Thomas Pfeiffer
    Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e18362. 2011
    ..Our approach captures and corrects for complex dynamic patterns of bias, and thereby helps generating conclusions from published results that are more robust against the presence of different coexisting types of selective reporting...
  3. doi request reprint Prediction markets and their potential role in biomedical research--a review
    Thomas Pfeiffer
    Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Biosystems 102:71-6. 2010
    ..Moreover, some potential practical problems of prediction market application in science are discussed, and solutions are outlined...
  4. pmc Large-scale assessment of the effect of popularity on the reliability of research
    Thomas Pfeiffer
    Program for Evolutionary Dynamic, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e5996. 2009
    ..We therefore argue that for increasing the reliability of research it is essential to assess the negative effects of popularity and develop approaches to diminish these effects...
  5. pmc Decision-making in research tasks with sequential testing
    Thomas Pfeiffer
    Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e4607. 2009
    ..These findings raise concerns about the reliability of research. However, they are based on a very simple scenario of scientific research, where single tests are used to evaluate independent hypotheses...
  6. pmc Digital cows grazing on digital grounds
    Thomas Pfeiffer
    Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Curr Biol 16:R946-9. 2006
    ..Adding together the component partial utilities, the rational herdsman concludes that the only sensible course for him to pursue is to add another animal to the herd. And another; and another.....
  7. pmc The value of reputation
    Thomas Pfeiffer
    Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, FAS, Harvard University, Cambridge MA 02138, USA
    J R Soc Interface 9:2791-7. 2012
    ..Moreover, we show that the more valuable a good reputation is in the PD, the higher the price at which it is traded in the market. Our findings have important implications for the use of reputation systems in practice...
  8. pmc Systematic differences in impact across publication tracks at PNAS
    David G Rand
    Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e8092. 2009
    ..This analysis explores the consequences of differences in editor and referee selection, while controlling for the prestige of the journal in which the papers appear...
  9. pmc Dynamic remodeling of in-group bias during the 2008 presidential election
    David G Rand
    Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:6187-91. 2009
    ..The change in salient group identity we describe here likely contributed to the victory of Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election...
  10. pmc Evolution of cooperation by generalized reciprocity
    Thomas Pfeiffer
    Behavioural Ecology, University of Berne, Hinterkappelen, Switzerland
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1115-20. 2005
    ..It is sufficient for an individual to base their decision of whether or not to cooperate on the outcome of their last encounter--even if it was with a different partner...
  11. ncbi request reprint Evolution of cross-feeding in microbial populations
    Thomas Pfeiffer
    Ecology and Evolution, Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich, Switzerland
    Am Nat 163:E126-35. 2004
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  12. ncbi request reprint Game-theoretical approaches to studying the evolution of biochemical systems
    Thomas Pfeiffer
    Computational Laboratory, ETH Zurich, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Trends Biochem Sci 30:20-5. 2005
    ..We therefore argue that it is a promising approach to studying the evolution of biochemical systems. Indeed, recent studies have applied evolutionary game theory to key issues in the evolution of energy metabolism...
  13. ncbi request reprint Optimizing time and resource allocation trade-offs for investment into morphological and behavioral defense
    Ulrich K Steiner
    Institute of Zoology, University of Zurich, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Am Nat 169:118-29. 2007
    ..In the presence of time constraints, the model shows peak investment into morphological and behavioral defense at intermediate resource levels...
  14. ncbi request reprint Climate change: all in the game
    Thomas Pfeiffer
    Nature 441:583-4. 2006
  15. doi request reprint Is maximization of molar yield in metabolic networks favoured by evolution?
    Stefan Schuster
    Section of Bioinformatics, Faculty of Biology and Pharmaceutics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Ernst Abbe Platz 2, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    J Theor Biol 252:497-504. 2008
    ..Together with arguments based on evolutionary game theory, this leads us to the conclusion that maximization of molar yield is by no means a universal principle...
  16. ncbi request reprint Experimental tests for an evolutionary trade-off between growth rate and yield in E. coli
    Maja Novak
    Institute of Integrative Biology, Eldgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Am Nat 168:242-51. 2006
    ..The observation of a trade-off within, but not between, populations suggests that the populations evolved different genetic solutions for growth in the selective environment, which in turn led to different physiological constraints...
  17. pmc An evolutionary scenario for the transition to undifferentiated multicellularity
    Thomas Pfeiffer
    Department of Environmental Sciences, ETH Zurich, CH 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:1095-8. 2003
    ..Following the evolution of simple cell clusters, further benefits could have arisen from the exchange of resources between cells of a cluster...