Dr Aida Andres
Genetics, Evolution & Environment
Div of Biosciences
- Joined UCL
- 1st Oct 2017
Aida organises the Molecular Evolution module (BIOL0033), where students learn about the latest methods in molecular evolution and population genetics. She organises the practicals of Advanced Human Genetics: Research Principles (BIOL0021), and delivers lectures on population genetics and ancient DNA in other modules. She regularly supervises projects, both literature review and research projects, in multiple UCL undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Aida obtained her PhD working on primate comparative genomics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) under the supervision of Prof Jaume Bertranpetit. She then went on to two postdoctoral positions in human population genomics, first at Cornell University (NY, USA) in the group of Prof Andrew G. Clark, and then at the National Human Genome Research Institute (MD, USA), with Dr Eric Green. She moved to Leipzig (Germany) to launch a new group on population genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, before joining the UCL Genetics Institute in 2017.