Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Research Associate







548Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I use mathematical ideas from combinatorics, topology and statistics to explore the complicated world of evolutionary trees. Caroline Colijn and I have developed a method for comparing phylogenetic trees and revealing distinct evolutionary patterns present in data, which is available in the R package treespace. You can run the treespace shiny app straight from your web browser here. I also maintain the R package phyloTop.

We held a workshop on Mathematical Approaches to Evolutionary Trees in September 2015. Slides from some of the presentations are available here. Please contact me if you would like to be kept informed about similar meetings which we may organise in the future.

Arick Shao and I are the PostDoc representatives for the Maths department. Please do contact either of us for more information on PostDoc events, to ask us to represent your views at departmental meetings, and for advice on all aspects of the PostDoc experience including teaching, welfare, grant applications and mock interviews. You can also find lots more information on the PostDoc Development Centre website.

My personal website is here.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Kendall M, Colijn C, 2016, Mapping Phylogenetic Trees to Reveal Distinct Patterns of Evolution., Mol Biol Evol, Vol:33, Pages:2735-2743


Kendall ML, Boyd M, Colijn C, 2016, phyloTop, v.2.0.0

Jombart T, Kendall ML, Almagro-Garcia J, et al., 2015, treespace, v.1.0.0

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