UCL Division of Biosciences

Prof Ziheng Yang

Prof Ziheng Yang

R A Fisher Chair of Statistical Genetics

Genetics, Evolution & Environment

Div of Biosciences

Joined UCL
1st Aug 1997

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.


Beijing Agricultural University
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1992
Beijing Agricultural University
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 1987
Gansu Agricultural University
First Degree, Bachelor of Science | 1984