People / Thomas Wong

Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian National University


After I received PhD in Bioinformatics from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong, I worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the same university for more than one year and was involved in development of SOAP3 that uses Graphical Processing Unit technology for paralleling the task of aligning short reads of DNA to genomes. Then I came to Canberra and worked as a post-doctoral fellow at CSIRO for three years. I was focusing on modelling the non-stationary evolutionary processes across lineages and across sites for a phylogenetic tree. I am glad to join ANU in 2016 and continue the research on phylogenomic area.

Research Interests

My research interest is mainly on the methodologies in phylogenomic area. Due to my Computer Science background, I am interested in developing methodologies and software. My favourite programming language is C++.


  1. Modelling non-stationary evolutionary processes across lineages and across sites
  2. Evolutionary analysis on short reads

Selected Publications

  1. 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)

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Thomas Wong

Research School of Biology, ANU
Robertson Building, Room S113
46 Sullivans Creek Rd map
Canberra, Acton ACT 2601, Australia

+61 2 6125 3078
thomas.wong (at)
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Lab members

Thomas Wong
Postdoctoral Fellow
joint with Rob Lanfear

James Barbetti
Software developer

Suha Naser
PhD student
co-supervised with Rob Lanfear

Minh Bui
Lab Leader

Nhan Trong Ly
PhD student

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