The software projects listed on this site are all open-source and built by contributors, most of whom are users and researchers in the field. New contributors are always welcome!

Questions, bugs and suggestions

Discussion about features, bugs and releases of tskit-dev software happen on the GitHub repo for each project see the links on the software page. Please open an issue if you have a concrete bug report or feature.

For support using the software, or for more general questions, please use the discussions feature on GitHub.

Discussion and meetings

Regular contributors use our slack group. To request an invitation to the tskit-dev slack group, please email Here we also arrange meetings, usually every other week.

Community standards

Most projects listed here have a community code of conduct to help create an open environment of collaboration. For example the core tskit-dev repo code of conduct.

tskit-dev contributors

Yan Wong Yan Wong

Big Data Institute, Oxford, UK

Evolutionary biology, genetic genealogies, and science comms. Interested in fundamentals of biology. Deeply involved in @tskit-dev and @OneZoom projects.

Contributed to: msprime, pyslim, tsdate, tsinfer, tskit, tstrait

Ben Jeffery Ben Jeffery

Oxford University, Oxford, UK

Creating scientific software at Principal dev of the tskit ecosystem.

Contributed to: msprime, pyslim, tsdate, tsinfer, tskit, tskit-rust, tstrait

Peter Ralph Peter Ralph

University of Oregon

Contributed to: msprime, pyslim, tskit

Kevin R. Thornton Kevin R. Thornton

University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA

Faculty member in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at UC Irvine. @ThorntonLab is our group's GitHub account.

Contributed to: msprime, tskit, tskit-rust

Anthony Wilder Wohns Anthony Wilder Wohns

Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Statistical Genetics Researcher at Stanford School of Medicine

Contributed to: msprime, tsdate, tsinfer, tskit

Nate Pope Nate Pope

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Contributed to: msprime, tsdate, tskit

Dominic Nelson Dominic Nelson

Montréal, Canada

Contributed to: msprime

Graham Gower Graham Gower


Just zis guy, you know?

Contributed to: msprime, tskit

Georgia Tsambos Georgia Tsambos

University of Washington, WA, USA

Postdoc in Kelley's Harris lab at the University of Washington (Genome Sciences).

Contributed to: msprime, tskit

Gertjan Bisschop Gertjan Bisschop


Computational Biologist

Contributed to: msprime, tskit, tstrait

Jaime Ashander Jaime Ashander

U.S. Geological Survey, Eastern Ecological Science Center @ Patuxent

Contributed to: msprime, pyslim

Daniel Goldstein Daniel Goldstein

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Boston, MA

Contributed to: msprime, tskit

Andrew Kern Andrew Kern

University of Oregon

Contributed to: msprime, pyslim, tskit

Michael Matschiner Michael Matschiner

Natural History Museum, University of Oslo

Contributed to: msprime


University of Tübingen

I am a mathematician working on subjects in evolutionary and quantitative biology with a special focus on prokaryotic genome evolution.

Contributed to: msprime

Joe Zhu Joe Zhu

Roche, Oxford

Programmer, data scientist, statistician. Made in China, built in NZ, upgraded in Oxford

Contributed to: msprime

Shing Hei Zhan Shing Hei Zhan

University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Contributed to: tsinfer, tskit

Castedo Ellerman Castedo Ellerman, Lexington, MA USA

Contributed to: msprime, tskit

Hugo van Kemenade Hugo van Kemenade

Nord Software, Helsinki, Finland

Python core developer, PSF Fellow, open-source maintainer, PEP editor, NaNoGenMo organiser

Contributed to: msprime, tskit

Bing Guo Bing Guo

University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD, USA

Contributed to: msprime

Ariella Gladstein Ariella Gladstein


Research Scientist. Machine learning in population genomics

Contributed to: msprime

Murillo R. Murillo R.

University of Oregon

PhD student with @andrewkern and @petrelharp

Contributed to: pyslim, tskit

Brian Zhang Brian Zhang

Statistics PhD Student, University of Oxford

Contributed to: tskit

Jared Galloway Jared Galloway

Fred Hutch, Bozeman, MT

Programmer (of the biological kind) with the Matsen group at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.

Contributed to: msprime, pyslim

Inés Rebollo Inés Rebollo

Saint Paul, MN

Contributed to: tsinfer, tskit

Gilia Patterson Gilia Patterson

University of Oregon

Contributed to: pyslim

Saurabh Belsare Saurabh Belsare

Kern-Ralph Co-Lab, University of Oregon

Postdoctoral researcher in computational population genomics

Contributed to: tskit

Duncan Mbuli-Robertson Duncan Mbuli-Robertson

University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

DPhil student in the Genomic Medicine and Statistics programme at the University of Oxford. Passionate about precision medicine, bioinformatics and Lego.

Contributed to: tskit


Current PhD student at Oxford University. Part of the SABS (Systems Approaches to Biomedical Sciences) CDT.

Contributed to: tskit

Silas Tittes Silas Tittes

University of Oregon, Boulder, CO

Population geneticist and computational biologist

Contributed to: pyslim

Tatiana Bellagio Tatiana Bellagio



Contributed to: pyslim

Xin Huang Xin Huang

University of Vienna, Vienna

Contributed to: pyslim


Brown University

Contributed to: pyslim

Eaton Lab Eaton Lab


The Eaton Lab at Columbia University

Contributed to: tsinfer

Dianali Rodriguez F Dianali Rodriguez F

Big Data Institute, Oxford

Contributed to: tsinfer

Alexis Simon Alexis Simon

UC Davis, Davis, CA, USA

Post-doc, Coop lab, UC Davis

Contributed to: tskit

Juniper Tyree Juniper Tyree

University of Helsinki, Helsinki

PhD researcher at UH with a passion for the environment and Rust. Graduate of MEng Computing at ICL and MSc Theoretical & Computational Methods at UH.

Contributed to: tskit-rust

Ben Haller Ben Haller

Cornell University, Stick Software, Ithaca, NY

I'm a researcher at Cornell University, in the Messer lab. Primarily, I work on an evolutionary simulator called SLiM (

Contributed to: tskit