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Professor Gil McVean

University Lecturer in Mathematical Genetics

Linacre College

+44 (0)1865 272860 (Department)
+44 (0)1865 281881 (Direct)

Biographical Sketch

  • 1994 – 1997: PhD in Dept. of Genetics, Cambridge University with Laurence Hurst
  • 1997 – 2000: Postdoc with Brian and Deborah Charlesworth, Edinburgh University
  • 2000 – 2004: Royal Society University Research Fellow, Dept. Statistics, Oxford
  • 2004 – present: University Lecturer in Mathematical Genetics

Research Interests

  • Population genetics
  • Coalescent modelling
  • Statistical genetics
  • Pathogen evolution and variation

My research covers several areas in evolutionary biology and population genetics, combining both theoretical work and empirical analyses. Of particular interest is the analysis of recombination from population genetic data, the relationship between linkage disequilibrium and properties of the underlying genealogy, and methods for inferring genealogical history from DNA sequence data. I am a member of the Mathematical Genetics Group in the Department of Statistics.