Ziheng Yang FRS (Chinese: 杨子恒; born 1 November 1964) is a Chinese biologist, and R. A. Fisher Chair of Statistical Genetics at University College London, and Professor since 2001. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2006. He was awarded the President's Award for Lifetime Achievement by Society for Systematic Biology  in 2008, and the Frink Medal for British Zoologists from Zoological Society of London in 2010.
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. 
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). In 2008, he was awarded the Changjiang (Yangtze River) Scholar award, by the Ministry of Education (中华人民共和国教育部) of the People's Republic of China. He subsequently served as the Changjiang Chair Professor at Sun Yat-sen University from 2008-2011.
- Computational molecular evolution. Oxford University Press. 2006. ISBN 978-0-19-856702-8.
- Molecular Evolution: A Statistical Approach. Oxford University Press. 2014. ISBN 978-0-19-960261-2.
- " http://www.ucl.ac.uk/gee/gee-news-publication/20100410-1", University College London, 4 October 2010
- ‘YANG, Prof. Ziheng’, Who's Who 2011, A & C Black, 2011; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2010 ; online edn, Oct 2010 accessed 11 May 2011 (subscription required)
- Winners of the ZSL Frink Medal for British Zoologists
- Professor Ziheng Yang's page at UCL
- Computational Molecular Evolution, Oxford University Press
- Molecular Evolution: A Statistical Approach, Oxford University Press
- "Calibrating the molecular clock to date species divergences", Darwin China 200 Conference
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