About me

I am a evolutionary biologist who, rather randomly, strayed for some time into presenting general science on the TV and radio. Although I turn my hand to a wide range of science, my specialism is in computer and mathematical modelling of evolutionary genetics, in which vein I work with Gil McVean and Jerome Kelleher at the Big Data Institute at Oxford University. I also know a fair bit about the evolutionary history of life, having co-authored a pilgrimage to the dawn of life¬†with Richard Dawkins. Publicly, I’m probably best know for my role on the BBC One programme Bang Goes The Theory: I’ve collected some video clips¬†here.

You can contact me or follow my occasional comments on Twitter: @DrYanWong