Biography

Vincent Moulton is Professor in Computational Biology at University of East Anglia. After completing his undergraduate studies at University of Warwick in 1987, he moved to the USA, where he completed an MSc at University of Washington in 1991, and his PhD at Duke University in 1994. He then worked as a researcher at University of Bielefeld, DE, and University of Canterbury/Massey University, NZ. In 1997 he moved to Sweden, where he was employed as Senior Lecturer at Mid Sweden University and, as of 2002, Professor in Bioinformatics at Uppsala University. He joined University of East Anglia in 2004.

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Career History

  • 2004, Professor in Computational Biology, UEA
  • 2002-2004, Professor in Bioinformatics, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 1997-2002, Senior Lecturer, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
  • 1996-1997, Research Fellow, Massey University, New Zealand
  • 1996, Visiting Lecturer, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • 1994-1996, Postdoc, University of Bielefeld, Germany

Academic Background

  • BSc in mathematics, University of Warwick, 1987
  • MSc in mathematics, University of Washington, 1991
  • PhD in mathematics, Duke University, 1994
  • Docent in mathematics, Umea University, 1999

Additional Contacts

All Publications

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Huber, K. T., Linz, S., Moulton, V., Wu, T.

(2016)

Spaces of phylogenetic networks from generalized nearest-neighbor interchange operations

in Journal of Mathematical Biology

72.

pp. 699-725

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Huber, K., van Iersel, L., Moulton, V., Scornavacca, C., Wu, T.

(2016)

Reconstructing phylogenetic level-1 networks from nondense binet and trinet sets

in Algorithmica

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Bastkowski, S., Moulton, V., Spillner, A., Wu, T.

(2016)

The minimum evolution problem is hard: A link between tree inference and graph clustering problems

in Bioinformatics

32.

pp. 518-522

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Mock, T., Daines, S., Geider, R., Collins, S., Metoviev, M., Millar, A. J., Moulton, V., Lenton, T.

(2016)

Bridging the gap between omics and earth system science to better understand how environmental change impacts marine microbes

in Global Change Biology

22.

pp. 61-75

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Huber, K., Moulton, V., Steel, M., Wu, T.

(2016)

Folding and unfolding phylogenetic trees and networks

in Journal of Mathematical Biology

73.

pp. 1761–1780

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Oldman, J., Wu, T., Van Iersel, L., Moulton, V.

(2016)

TriLoNet: Piecing together small networks to reconstruct reticulate evolutionary histories

in Molecular Biology and Evolution

33.

pp. 2151-2162

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Dress, A., Huber, K., Koolen, J., Moulton, V., Spillner, A.

(2016)

Characterizing block graphs in terms of their vertex-induced partitions

in Australasian Journal of Combinatorics

66.

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Araujo-Granda, P., Ginovart, M., Gras, A., Moulton, V.

(2016)

INDISIM-Paracoccus, an individual-based and thermodynamic model for a denitrifying bacterium

in Journal of Theoretical Biology

403.

pp. 45–58

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Huber, K., Moulton, V., Wu, T.

(2016)

Transforming phylogenetic networks: Moving beyond tree space

in Journal of Theoretical Biology

404.

pp. 30-39

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Kelk, S., Fischer, M., Moulton, V., Wu, T.

(2016)

Reduction rules for the maximum parsimony distance on phylogenetic trees

in Theoretical Computer Science

646.

pp. 1-15

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Huber, K. T., Van Iersel, L., Moulton, V., Wu, T.

(2015)

How much information is needed to infer reticulate evolutionary histories?

in Systematic Biology

64.

pp. 102-111

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Bang, S., Dubickas, A., Koolen, J., Moulton, V.

(2015)

There are only finitely many distance-regular graphs of fixed valency greater than two

in Advances in Mathematics

269.

pp. 1-55

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Bastkowski, S., Moulton, V., Spillner, A., Wu, T.

(2015)

Neighborhoods of trees in circular orderings

in Bulletin of Mathematical Biology

77.

pp. 46-70

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Herrmann, S., Koolen, J., Lesser, A., Moulton, V., Wu, T.

(2015)

Optimal realisations of two-dimensional, totally split-decomposable metrics

in Discrete Mathematics

338.

pp. 1289–1299

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Moulton, V., Wu, T.

(2015)

A parsimony-based metric for phylogenetic trees

in Advances in Applied Mathematics

66.

pp. 22–45

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Balvočiūtė, M., Spillner, A., Moulton, V.

(2014)

FlatNJ: A novel network-based approach to visualize evolutionary and biogeographical relationships

in Systematic Biology

63.

pp. 383-396

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Volkmann, L., Martyn, I., Moulton, V., Spillner, A., Mooers, A. O.

(2014)

Prioritizing Populations for Conservation Using Phylogenetic Networks

in PLoS ONE

9.

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Bastkowski, S., Spillner, A., Moulton, V.

(2014)

Fishing for minimum evolution trees with Neighbor-Nets

in Information Processing Letters

114.

pp. 13-18

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Van Iersel, L., Moulton, V.

(2014)

Trinets encode tree-child and level-2 phylogenetic networks

in Journal of Mathematical Biology

68.

pp. 1707-1729

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Herrmann, S., Moulton, V.

(2014)

Computing the blocks of a quasi-median graph

in Discrete Applied Mathematics

179.

pp. 129-138

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Key Research Interests

Vincent Moulton is a member of the Computational Biology Laboratory. His research interests include phylogenetics, computational biology of RNA, short RNAs, metatranscriptomics, high-throughput sequencing, algorithms in bioinformatics, and discrete structures such as graphs and finite metric spaces.

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Member of scientific advisory committee for 'Mathematical, Statistical and Computational Aspects of the New Science of Metagenomics' programme held at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in 2014
  • Program chair for Workshop in Algorithms in Bioinformatics, 2010
  • Principal organiser of 4 month ‘Phylogenetics’ programme held at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in 2007
  • Erskine Fellow, university of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2005
  • Visiting Professorship, University Montpellier, 2005
  • External Faculty Member of the John Innes Centre
  • Associate Editor for Journal Algorithms for Molecular Biology
  • Associate Editor IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Key Responsibilities

Head of School of Computing Sciences

Director of the Computational Biology Laboratory