Nicholas Goldman

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Nicholas Goldman

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Between 1983 and 1986, Goldman attended the University of Cambridge where he obtained a BA (Hons.) in Mathematics. He joined EMBL-EBI in 2002 as a Group Leader. His research focuses on the development of data analysis methods for the study of molecular sequence evolution and for the exploitation of evolutionary information to draw powerful and robust inferences about phylogenetic history and genomic function.


Hinxton, GB
Cambridge, GB
London, GB

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Between 1986 and 1988, Goldman worked as a Biometrics Assistant at the Natural History Museum in London, GB. He then returned to the University of Cambridge to carry out doctoral research in the Department of Zoology under the supervision of Dr Adrian Friday. His thesis was entitled "Statistical Estimation of Evolutionary Trees" ( and was awarded in 1992. He then moved to the National Institute for Medical Research of the Medical Research Council in Mill Hill, London (1991-1995) before becoming a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Biodiversity Research (1995-2001) and later in Basic Biomedical Research (2001-2006). In this role, he joined EMBL-EBI in 2002. He is a Group Leader since 2002.

As of 2021-07, Goldman is a member of the EMBL-EBI Directorate and theEMBL-EBI Strategy and Management Committee? He is also EMBL-EBI Head of Research and a Senior Scientist.

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Authority record created 2021-07-20.




This record was created using material from EMBL Annual Reports and a copy of Goldmans's curriculum vitae provided for this purpose.

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