Minh Bui joined the School of Computing in 2019 as a Lecturer and 2021 as a Senior Lecturer. Prior to this, he was a Research Fellow at the Research School of Biology (ANU) in 2018, a Postdoc at the Max Perutz Labs (Vienna, Austria). His research focuses on computational biology and bioinformatics, and he has been working on methods and models development for phylogenomics, i.e., the reconstruction of the Tree of Life from genome-scale data. He is leading the IQ-TREE project (http://www.iqtree.org), a widely used software (>5000 Google Scholar citations) for phylogenomic inference using maximum likelihood.
Minh Bui received his PhD in Bioinformatics from University of Vienna (Austria), an MSc in Applied Computer Science from University of Freiburg (Germany), and a BSc in Computer Science from Vietnam National University (Vietnam).
Visit his personal home page at https://bqminh.github.io for more information.
Motivated by the rapid accumulation of molecular sequence data, especially those generated by deep sequencing techniques, my research career has focused on developing efficient bioinformatics methods, statistical models, algorithms and high performance computing techniques to analyse huge phylogenetic datasets.
Complete student projects
Current student projects
D.T. Hoang, O. Chernomor, A. von Haeseler, B.Q. Minh§§, and L.S. Vinh (2018) UFBoot2: Improving the ultrafast bootstrap approximation. Mol. Biol. Evol., 35, 518-522. (>340 Google Scholar citations)
H.C. Wang, B.Q. Minh§, S. Susko, and A.J. Roger (2018) Modeling site heterogeneity with posterior mean site frequency profiles accelerates accurate phylogenomic estimation. Syst. Biol., 67, 216-235. (>50 Google Scholar citations)
S. Kalyaanamoorthy, B.Q. Minh§, T.K.F. Wong, A. von Haeseler, and L.S. Jermiin (2017) ModelFinder: Fast model selection for accurate phylogenetic estimates. Nature Methods, 14, 587-589.(>700 Google Scholar citations)
O. Chernomor, A. von Haeseler, and B.Q. Minh (2016) Terrace aware data structure for phylogenomic inference from supermatrices. Syst. Biol., 65, 997-1008. (>190 Google Scholar citations)
J. Trifinopoulos, L.T. Nguyen, A. von Haeseler, and B.Q. Minh(2016) W-IQ-TREE: A fast online phylogenetic tool for maximum likelihood analysis. Nucleic Acids Res., 44, W232-W235.(>360 Google Scholar citations)
L.-T. Nguyen, H.A. Schmidt, A. von Haeseler, and B.Q. Minh (2015) IQ-TREE: A fast and effective stochastic algorithm for estimating maximum likelihood phylogenies. Mol. Biol. Evol., 32, 268-274. (>2,200 Google Scholar citations)
B.Q. Minh, M.A.T. Nguyen, and A. von Haeseler(2013) Ultrafast approximation for phylogenetic bootstrap.Mol. Biol. Evol., 30, 1188-1195.(>750 Google Scholar citations)
Nov 2018: Organiser, CompBioFest (Computational Biology Fest), Australian National University.
2017: PC member for the workshop on Mathematical and Statistical Aspects of Molecular Biology (MASAMB).
2012-2016: PC member for the International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB).
2015: PC member for the German Conference on Bioinformatics (GCB).
Reviewer for various scientific journals (in alphabetical order): Algorithms for Molecular Biology, Applied Mathematics Letters, Bioinformatics, BMC Evolutionary Biology, BMC Bioinformatics, Journal of Mathematical Biology, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Molecular Biology and Evolution, PLoS ONE, Systematic Biology, IEEE Transaction on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.