PhD Student

simon.aeschbacher@remove-this.ist.ac.at

+43(0)2243 9000 3002

Research Interests

The focus of my work is on understanding and quantifying the evolutionary processes that affect genetic diversity. I am particularly interested in spatially structured populations and in how the frequency of genes is affected by gene flow and genetic drift. My work is both empirical and theoretical, and the methods I use include modelling, computer simulations, statistics and analysis.

CV

2008 to present:
PhD at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology of the University of Edinburgh, and at the  IST Austria (Institute of Science and Technology Austria); supervised by Nick Barton

2005-2007:
Master's degree in Zoology at the Zoological Museum of the University of Zurich; supervised by Lukas Keller

2001-2004:
Studies in Biology at the  University of Zurich

PhD Project