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Prof Ziheng Yang
Department of Biology, Darwin Building
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
Appointment
  • R A Fisher Chair of Statistical Genetics
  • Genetics, Evolution & Environment
  • Div of Biosciences
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
Research Themes
Research Summary
We develop statistical models of DNA or protein evolution to be used in reconstructing species phylogenies and in understanding the mechanisms of molecular sequence evolution. We make extensive use of maximum likelihood and Bayesian methods, as well as computer simulation. Real data analysis is also a major undertaking in the group, with detection of adaptive molecular evolution and comparative genomics to be the current focus. Those serves as the motivation for the theoretical work.
Academic Background
1992 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Genetics Beijing Agricultural University
1987 MSc Master of Science – Animal Physiology with Genetics Beijing Agricultural University
1984 BSc Bachelor of Science – Animal Science Gansu Agricultural University
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