People / Minh Bui

Senior Lecturer, Australian National University


Minh obtained his B.Sc. in Computer Science (2001) from Vietnam National University, M.Sc. in Applied Computer Science (2005) from the University of Freiburg (Germany) and Ph.D. in Bioinformatics (2009) from the University of Vienna (Austria). After a Postdoc at Max Perutz Labs, he joined the Australian National University (ANU) as a Senior Research Fellow (2018), a Lecturer (2019), and a Senior Lecturer (2021; equiv. to Assoc. Prof. in the US system).

Research Interests

Minh is currently the Leader of the Computational Phylogenomics Lab, jointly affiliated with the School of Computing and Research School of Biology, ANU. His lab focuses on efficient bioinformatic methods, statistical models of molecular evolution, algorithms and high performance computing techniques for phylogenetics from ultra-large genomic data.

Awards and Honours

Scientific Services

  • Nov 2018: Organiser of the Computational Biology Fest (CompBioFest), 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.

Media Coverage

Selected Publications

  1. IQ-TREE: A Fast and Effective Stochastic Algorithm for Estimating Maximum-Likelihood Phylogenies highly cited
    L. Nguyen, H.A. Schmidt, A. von Haeseler, B.Q. Minh
    Molecular Biology and Evolution 32:268-274 (2015)

  2. ModelFinder: Fast model selection for accurate phylogenetic estimates highly cited
    S. Kalyaanamoorthy, B.Q. Minh*, T.K.F. Wong*, A. von Haeseler, L.S. Jermiin (*co-first)
    Nature Methods 14:587-589 (2017) Full text (PMC)

  3. Ultrafast Approximation for Phylogenetic Bootstrap highly cited
    B.Q. Minh, M.A.T. Nguyen, A. von Haeseler
    Molecular Biology and Evolution 30:1188-1195 (2013)

  4. UFBoot2: Improving the Ultrafast Bootstrap Approximation highly cited
    D.T. Hoang, O. Chernomor, A. von Haeseler, B.Q. Minh⊛, L.S. Vinh (⊛co-last)
    Molecular Biology and Evolution 35:518-522 (2018)

  5. W-IQ-TREE: A fast online phylogenetic tool for maximum likelihood analysis highly cited
    J. Trifinopoulos, L. Nguyen, A. von Haeseler, B.Q. Minh
    Nucleic Acids Research 44:W232-W235 (2016)

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Minh Bui

Research School of Computer Science, ANU
Hanna Neumann Building, Room 4.35
145 Science Rd map
Research School of Biology, ANU
Robertson Building, Room C211A
46 Sullivans Creek Rd map
Canberra, Acton ACT 2601, Australia

+61 2 6125 0047
m.bui (at)
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Lab members

James Barbetti
Software developer

Minh Bui
Lab Leader

Thomas Wong
Postdoctoral Fellow
joint with Rob Lanfear

Suha Naser
PhD student
co-supervised with Rob Lanfear

Nhan Trong Ly
PhD student

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