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Evolutionary Biology

Dr. Aoife Doherty

Main Areas of Expertise Molecular Evolution, Phylogenetics, Network Evolution, Ageing and Longevity, Population Genetics, Computational Genetics, Evolutionary Biology. Secondary Areas of Expertise Cancer Genetics, Genomics, Computational Biology (e.g. gene duplication and gene expression analyses, using large cohort data). Biography Dr. Aoife Doherty holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. During this time, she studied mammalian evolution from a variety of perspectives, including phylogenetics, network evolution, gene duplication and the evolution of synonymous codon usage in vertebrates. She is currently a post-doctoral research associate in the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease at the University of Liverpool. Here, her research focuses primarily on understanding ageing, longevity and age-related diseases such as cancer using large cohorts, gene expression data, single nucleotide polymorphism data and protein-protein interaction networks. Qualifications PhD Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics, National University of Ireland, Maynooth BSc General Science, National University of Ireland, Maynooth Reviewer Molecular Biology and Evolution Current Activity Research Associate in the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool