picture of Daniel Wegmann

Statistical and Computational Evolutionary Biology

Daniel Wegmann
University of Fribourg

We develop statistical and computational methods to answer biological questions from big data, from genomic sequence data to images. Our work is motivated by both the wealth of biological data currently being generated, as well as by the observation that dedicated models are often required to answer long-standing questions in biology.

We work closely with our collaborators from many areas of biology and interact equally closely with research groups in statistics and computer science to push our approaches beyond the state-of-the-art in the field. A particular focus of our work is on the analysis of low-depth sequencing data, including ancient DNA data, which we use to characterize human (pre-)history and to inform nature conservation.

Domain(s) of application
Basic research
Environmental sciences
Medicine and health
Domain of activity
Evolution and phylogeny