Dr. Zachary Arden

Dr. Zachary Ardern

NZCIS Advisor

BA|BSc, PGDipSci, PhD. 
Sanger Epidemiological and Evolutionary Dynamics (SEED) fellow, Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK 
Website: https://zacharyardern.com

Zachary is an evolutionary biologist using the genomes of bacteria and viruses and related technologies to answer fundamental evolutionary questions and to better understand microbial diversity. He is originally from New Zealand, where he completed his PhD in experimental evolution at the University of Auckland, after studying biology, philosophy, and economics. Before moving to Cambridge he conducted genomics research for five years in Karlsruhe and Munich, Germany. 

He is also interested in the relationship between science, philosophy, and Christian faith and is active in organising and giving talks on this in various settings, including schools, IFES student groups, and skeptics’ groups. Zachary helped to start NZCIS and in 2022 was awarded the Oliver Barclay lecture by CIS-UK recognising his public communication on science and faith issues. 

Scientific research: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=iwAIB78AAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate

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