Ziheng Yang

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Ziheng Yang FRS (Chinese: 杨子恒; born 1 November 1964) is a Chinese biologist, and R. A. Fisher Chair of Statistical Genetics[1] at University College London, and Professor since 2001.[2] He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2006.[2] He was awarded the 2010 Frink Medal.[3]


Yang graduated from Gansu Agricultural University with a BSc in 1984, and from Beijing Agricultural University with a Msc in 1987, and PhD in 1992.[4]

He was co-organizer of the 2008 "Statistical and computational challenges in molecular phylogenetics and evolution" conference at the Royal Society.[5]

Since 2009, he has been a co-organizer of an annual workshop on Computational Molecular Evolution (CoME), which has been running in Sanger/Hinxton in odd years and in Hiraklion, Crete in even years. [6]

Yang was a Visiting Professor at Institute of Statistical Mathematics (Tokyo, 1997-8), University of Tokyo (2007-8), Institute of Zoology in Beijing (2010-1), Peking University (2010), National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan (2011), and Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich (2011). He was a Changjiang Chair Professor at Sun Yat-sen University, China (2008-2011).



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