Phylogenies form the backbone of our understanding of evolutionary biology. Our group works a lot on developing new methods to improve how phylogenies are estimated. We have a number of potential projects including:
1. Detecting and filtering bad data
2. Selecting models of molecular evolution
4. New ways of visualising phylogenies
5. Improving Bayesian phylogenetic analyses
Some experience in programming is required (any language is fine), as well as a willingness to learn either Python or R. I can help you learn both of these, but you will need to be self-motivated.