Dr Ran Li

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

+44 (0)1865 272860 (Department)
+44 (0)1865 281543 (Direct)
ranli@well.ox.ac.uk

Research interests
Statistical models
Population genetics
HMM
MCMC

About my research
I am interested in developing new statistical models to analyse biological data, especially next generation sequencing data. Now I am developing new methodologies to build recombination map from mice pedigree data.

Selected Publications
• A Monte Carlo Permutation Test for Random Mating Using Genome Sequences.  Li, Ran, Minxian Wang, Li Jin, and Yungang He.  PloS one 8, no. 8 (2013): e71496.
• Distribution of ancestral chromosomal segments in admixed genomes and its implications for inferring population history and admixture mapping.  Jin, Wenfei, Ran Li*, Ying Zhou, and Shuhua Xu.  European Journal of Human Genetics (2013).
• Detecting Recent Positive Selection with High Accuracy and Reliability by Conditional Coalescent Tree.  Wang, Minxian, Xin Huang, Ran Li, Hongyang Xu, LI Jin, Yungang He.  Mol Biol Evol. 2014 Aug 18.
• Genetic Divergence Disclosing a Rapid Prehistorical Dispersion of Native Americans in Central and South America.  He, Yungang, Wei R. Wang, Ran Li, Sijia Wang, and Li Jin.  PloS one 7, no. 9 (2012): e44788

Biographical Sketch
I am a postdoc working with Dr. Simon Myers. This is a joint position by Department of Statistics and Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (WTCHG). I got my doctorate in computational biology with Prof Li Jin in July, 2014 from CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology. During my PhD I worked on developing statistical models to infer population structure and population history.