Zachary Ardern

  • Junior Group Leader, Bacterial Evolutionary Genomics, Technical University of Munich


Zachary Ardern is a junior group leader in bacterial evolutionary genomics at the Technical University of Munich. His PhD on microbial experimental evolution and undergraduate studies in philosophy, economics, and biology, were at the University of Auckland, NZ. His research is oriented towards theoretical evolutionary biology, with current interests in the origins of genetic novelty, overlapping genes and the structure of the standard genetic code. Recent work includes application to the genome of SARS-CoV-2. Additionally he is deeply interested in interactions between natural theology and evolutionary biology, and has been active in giving talks on related topics hosted by IFES groups around Europe.


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