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Prof Ziheng Yang

Prof Ziheng Yang

Address

Department of Biology, Darwin Building
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT

Appointments

  • R A Fisher Chair of Statistical Genetics
    Genetics, Evolution & Environment
    Div of Biosciences

Joined UCL

1997-08-01

Research Themes

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.
Award year Qualification Institution
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