The Bielawski group is focused on molecular evolution, phylogenetics and genomics. At the moment the research is entirely computational, involving model development, simulation, and analysis of real data. The approach is statistical, making use of maximum likelihood and Bayesian methods. The unifying theme of all this is the study of adaptation and diversification at the molecular genetic level.
There are many exciting challenges in modern biology that, due to their exceptional complexity, can only be met through an integration of biological, mathematical, and computer science disciplines. Dalhousie University is particularly strong in each of these areas. The interdisciplinary environment at Dalhousie is excellent, and a wide variety of academic options are available to students wishing to focus their academic program on molecular evolution and genomics.
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Dalhousie University Department of Biology Department of Mathematics & Statistics Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Evolutionary Biology Program