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Dr. Yichen Zheng

  • since 2017 Post-doc with T. Wiehe at University of Cologne / Institute for Genetics
  • 2015 - 2017 Post-doc with A. Janke at Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung Frankfurt / Biodiversität und Klima Forschungszentrum
  • 2015 Ph.D. thesis in Biology: "Alignment- and Alignment-refining Algorithms: Effects on Branch-length Estimation and Selection Pattern Analyses" with D. Grauer at University of Houston / Dividion of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • 2010 Bachelor thesis in Bioresource Sciences and Biosciences at Zhejiang University Hangzhou / College of Animal Scienced and College of Life Sciences


  • F.F. Merklinger, Y. Zheng, F. Luebert, D. Harpke, T. Böhnert, A. Stoll, M.A. Koch, M. Weigend, F.R. Blattner, T. Wiehe, D. Quandt  (2019) Population genomics of Tillandsia landbeckii reveals unbalanced genetic diversity and founder effects in the Atacama Desert Global and Planetary Change 184
  • Zheng Y, Wiehe T (2019) Adaptation in structured populations and fuzzy boundaries between hard and soft sweeps PLoS Comput Biol. 15:e1007426
  • J. Suurväli, A. R. Whiteley, Y. Zheng, K. Gharbi, M. Leptin, T. Wiehe (2019) The laboratory domestication of zebrafish: from diverse populations to inbred substrains Mol Biol Evol
  • Y. Zheng, D. Graur, R. B. R. Azevedo (2018) Correlated Selection on Amino Acid Deletion and Replacement in Mammalian Protein Sequences. J Mol Evol 86:365-378
  • Y. Zheng, A. Janke (2018) Gene flow analysis method, the D-statistic, is robust in a wide parameter space. BMC Bioinformatics 19:10-28
  • M.A. Nilsson & Y. Zheng, V. Kumar, M. J. Philipps, A. Janke (2018) Speciation Generates Mosaic Genomes in Kangaroos. Genome Biol Evol 10:33-44
  • D. Grauer, Y. Zheng, R. B. R. Azevedo (2015) An evolutionary classification of genomic function. Genome Biol Evol 7:642-645
  • D. Grauer, Y. Zheng, N. Price, R. B. R. Azevedo, R. A. Zufall, E. Elhaik (2013) On the immortality of television sets: "function" in the human genome according to the evolution-free gospel of ENCODE. Genome Biol Evol 5:378-590
  • Y. Zheng, K. L. Dimond, D. Grauer, R. A. Zufall (2013) Patterns of intron sequence conservation in the genus Tetrahymena. Protist Genomics 1:19-24