Vincent Moulton's Home Page

I am a Professor in Computational Biology at School of Computing Sciences, University of East Anglia.

I am Director of the Computational Biology Laboratory, Research Director for the School, and was Head of School 2012-2016.

My research interests include phylogenetics, computational biology of RNA, metabolic modelling, algorithms in bioinformatics, and the study of discrete structures such as graphs and finite metric spaces.

Contact details

Prof. Vincent Moulton,
School of Computing Sciences,
University of East Anglia,
Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK.
Tel: +44 1603 592607
Fax: +44 1603 593345


You can find a full list of my publications here.

You can also find the book "Basic Phylogenetic Combinatorics" that I coauthored here

Professional services

I am Associate Editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.

I am also Associate Editor for the BioMed Central journal Algorithms for Molecular Biology.

I am on the editorial board for the journal Bioinformatics and Biology Insights.

I am on the steering committee for the annual Workshop on Algorithms in Bioinformatics (WABI) conference.

I was on the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Mathematical, Statistical and Computational Aspects of the New Science of Metagenomics Programme held at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in spring 2014.

I was a program chair for WABI 2010, together with Mona Singh.

In autumn 2007, I was principal organiser for the Phylogenetics Programme at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences.

I have been guest editor for a special issue of Annals of Combinatorics on Phylogenetic Combinatorics (Volume 10(1), 2006), and also for a special issue of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics on Phylogenetics (Volume 6(1), 2009).

I was a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution.

I also sat on a Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research assessment panel in 2008 for proposals on Biological Networks, and on the Agence Nationale de la Recherche panel in 2011 for "Bioinformatique" proposals.

I have been an External Faculty Member of the John Innes Centre, 2009-2014.

In the years 2002-2004, I was the Associate Director of The Linnaeus Centre for Bioinformatics, Uppsala University.

I have been on program committees for the following conferences: In addition I have been reviewer for:


You can find a list of my grants here.


Some current and past postdoctoral researchers and graduate students.


Some software that I have helped to develop: In addition, some phylogenetics algorithms that I have helped to develop (e.g. NeighborNet and Consensus networks) are implemented in David Bryant and Daniel Huson's as well as in Darren Martin's

You can find a full listing of software provided by the UEA Computational Biology Laboratory here.


Here are some events that I have been one of the main organizers for in the past: I have also coorganized: I was a local organizer for: You can find a full listing of Computational Biology Laboratory seminars here.


Some places where I have visited and/or given talks:


As well being involved in teaching in UEA's Computing Science MSc Degrees and the undergraduate course in Computational Biology, I have been involved in teaching the following international graduate level courses:

Last modified 01/06/18