Computational Biology Group
The Computational Biology group, led by Professor Francois Balloux, is based in the Genetics, Evolution and Environment department at University College London. Our core interest is to use genomic data to reconstruct past population history of a variety of organisms.
Our work spans a large spectrum ranging from the fundamental (e.g. reconstructing historical plague pandemics) to the applied (e.g. tracking MRSA infections in hospital wards). Indeed, we do not feel there must be a divide between fundamental and applied science, and while our research is primarily driven by scientific curiosity, we aim at contributing with our work to the genomic revolution in medicine, public health and conservation biology.