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School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Sandra Alvarez-Carretero


PhD student



Project title: Integrating fossils and genomes to elucidate the evolutionary history of species through time

Summary: The project will focus on the application and development of Bayesian MCMC statistical methods to study species divergences through time.  The project will include the collection of genomic and fossil data from online databases, and the use of computer tools for analysis of the data.  The use of statistical packages (such as R) and computer programming will be required.  The project integrates knowledge from genomics, palaeontology and Bayesian statistics.