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Prof Ziheng Yang
Darwin 433
Department of Genetics, Evolution, & Environment
Gower Street
Darwin Building
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  • 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   Doctor of Philosophy Beijing Agricultural University
1987   Master of Science Beijing Agricultural University
1984   Bachelor of Science Gansu Agricultural University
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