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

(2018)

UPGMA and the normalized equidistant minimum evolution problem,

in Theoretical Computer Science

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Francis, A., Huber, K., Moulton, V.

(2018)

Tree-Based Unrooted Phylogenetic Networks,

in Bulletin of Mathematical Biology

80

(2)

pp. 404–416

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

(2017)

Minimum triplet covers of binary phylogenetic X-trees,

in Journal of Mathematical Biology

75

(6-7)

pp. 1827–1840

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Bastkowski, S., Mapleson, D., Spillner, A., Wu, T., Balvočiūtė, M., Moulton, V.

(2017)

SPECTRE: a Suite of PhylogEnetiC Tools for Reticulate Evolution,

in Bioinformatics

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

(2017)

Bounds for phylogenetic network space metrics,

in Journal of Mathematical Biology

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Paicu, C., Mohorianu, I., Stocks, M., Xu, P., Coince, A., Billmeier, M., Dalmay, T., Moulton, V., Moxon, S.

(2017)

miRCat2: Accurate prediction of plant and animal microRNAs from next-generation sequencing datasets,

in Bioinformatics

33

(16)

pp. 2446–2454

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Moulton, V., Oldman, J., Wu, T.

(2017)

A cubic-time algorithm for computing the trinet distance between level-1 networks,

in Information Processing Letters

123

pp. 36–41

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Beckers, M., Mohorianu, I., Stocks, M., Applegate, C., Dalmay, T., Moulton, V.

(2017)

Comprehensive processing of high-throughput small RNA sequencing data including quality checking, normalization, and differential expression analysis using the UEA sRNA Workbench,

in RNA

23

(6)

pp. 823-835

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Van Iersel, L., Moulton, V., de Swart, E., Wu, T.

(2017)

Binets: fundamental building blocks for phylogenetic networks,

in Bulletin of Mathematical Biology

79

(5)

pp. 1135–1154

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Mohorianu, I., Stocks, M. B., Applegate, C. S., Folkes, L., Moulton, V.

(2017)

The UEA small RNA workbench: A suite of computational tools for small RNA analysis,

in MicroRNA Detection and Target Identification.

Springer

pp. 193-224

ISBN 978-1-4939-6864-0

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Collins, D. H., Mohorianu, I., Beckers, M., Moulton, V., Dalmay, T., Bourke, A. F. G.

(2017)

MicroRNAs Associated with Caste Determination and Differentiation in a Primitively Eusocial Insect,

in Scientific Reports

7

article no. 45674

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Luca, B., Brewer, D. S., Edwards, D. R., Edward, S., Whitaker, H. C., Merson, S., Denis, N., Cooper, R. A., Hazell, S., Warren, A. Y., Eeles, R., Lynch, A. G., Ross-Adams, H., Lamb, A. D., Neal, D. E., Sethia, K., Mills, R. D., Ball, R. Y., Curley, H., Clark, J., Moulton, V., Cooper, C. S.

(2017)

DESNT: a poor prognosis category of human prostate cancer,

in European Urology Focus

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Mock, T., Otillar, R. P., Strauss, J., McMullan, M., Paajanen, P., Schmutz, J., Salamov, A., Sanges, R., Toseland, A., Ward, B. J., Allen, A. E., Dupont, C. L., Frickenhaus, S., Maumus, F., Veluchamy, A., Wu, T., Barry, K. W., Falciatore, A., Ferrante, M. I., Fortunato, A. E., Glöckner, G., Gruber, A., Hipkin, R., Janech, M. G., Kroth, P. G., Leese, F., Lindquist, E. A., Lyon, B. R., Martin, J., Mayer, C., Parker, M., Quesneville, H., Raymond, J. A., Uhlig, C., Valas, R. E., Valentin, K. U., Worden, A. Z., Armbrust, E. V., Clark, M. D., Bowler, C., Green, B. R., Moulton, V., Van Oosterhout, C., Grigoriev, I. V.

(2017)

Evolutionary genomics of a cold-adapted diatom: Fragilariopsis cylindrus,

in Nature

541

pp. 536–540

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

(2017)

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

in Algorithmica

77

(1)

pp. 173-200

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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

(6)

pp. 1761–1780

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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., 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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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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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

(8)

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

(1)

pp. 1-9

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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