UCL Division of Biosciences


Dr Sergio Latorre Ochoa

Research Fellow

Genetics, Evolution & Environment

Div of Biosciences

Joined UCL
4th Jan 2021

Research summary

2021 – present Research fellow. Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment. University College of London. UK.
2016 – 2020 PhD in Biology. Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology & University of Tuebingen. Germany.
2011 – 2014 M.Sc. (Meritorious distinction) in Microbiology. Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
2005 – 2010 B.Sc. in Agronomic Engineering. Universidad Nacional de Colombia.


I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Ancient Genomics and Evolution group (Prof. Burbano's group). By taking advantage of combined datasets from contemporary, historic and ancient genomes, I study different evolutionary forces that shape the genetic history of a diversity of organisms and populations. I use phylogenomic methods as well as population genomic approaches.