Stéphane Guindon was born in Paris, France, in 1976. He received a degree in biomathematics from the Universite Claude Bernard Lyon I in 1999 and a Ph.D. degree in biology from the Universite Montpellier II in 2003. After a two-year postdoctoral stay at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, he was appointed Charge de Recherche at the CNRS, France in 2006. In 2007, he was hired as a Lecturer and then a Senior Lecturer in Statistics at the University of Auckland. His main focus is on the development of statistical methods to decipher the processes on molecular evolution. He is one of the two authors of the algorithm and software PhyML which reconstructs phylogenetic trees using the maximum likelihood principle. He has also worked on Markov-modulated Markov models to describe the variations of the natural selection patterns across species and along coding sequences and, more recently, Bayesian techniques to estimate the ages of divergence between species.
Biography Updated on 5 September 2011