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Dr. Ziheng Yang


Works at – Professor at University College London (Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment)

Teaches – Advances in DNA Taxonomy (DNTX)

Ziheng Yang holds the RA Fisher Chair of Statistical Genetics at Department of Genetics, Evolution, and Environment, University College London. He develops statistical methods and writes computer programs for phylogenetic and population genetics analyses of sequence data.

His current research projects include estimation of species divergence times incorporating information from molecules and fossils, Bayesian phylogeographic analysis and species tree estimation under the multispecies coalescent model, and modelling protein evolution to understand the impact of selection. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London. He has won a few awards and published about 200 papers and 2 books. His recent book, Molecular Evolution: A Statistical Approach, has a pretty lizard on the cover.

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