Email: olga(DOT)chernomor(AT)
Phone: ++43 +1 / 4277 - 74325

Postal address:
Center for Integrative Bioinformatics Vienna (CIBIV)
Max Perutz Labs
Dr. Bohr Gasse 9
A-1030 Wien, Austria

Research interests

  • Phylogenetics and Molecular Evolution
  • Algorithms and Software development


  • Oct 2011 - Dec 2015: Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Vienna Graduate School in Computational Science, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Sep 2009 - Jul 2011: M.Sc. in Mathematical Engineering, University of L’Aquila (Italy) / University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis (France)
  • Sep 2008 - Jun 2009: M.Sc. in Mathematics, Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University, Ukraine
  • Sep 2004 - Jun 2008: B.Sc. in Mathematics and basics of Economics, Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University, Ukraine

Professional Experience

  • May 2016 - present: Postdoctoral researcher, Center for Integrative Bioinformatics Vienna, University of Vienna, Austria.
  • SS2020 , SS2021: Tutor, Bioinformatik für Biologen, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Aug 2017 - Jun 2018: Maternity leave
  • WS 2012, WS 2013: Tutor, Introduction to bioinformatics, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Oct 2011 - Apr 2016: Scientific Assistant, Center for Integrative Bioinformatics Vienna (CIBIV), University of Vienna, Austria
  • Oct 2011 - Feb 2015: Scientific Assistant, Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL), Austria
  • Apr 2011 - Jul 2011: Collaboration with the group of Computational Biophysics, Biochemistry and Chemistry (CBBC), La Sapienza-University of Rome, Italy

Talks and Posters


  • The Twelfth Theoretical Phylogenetics Meeting at UTAS, Hobart, TASMANIA, November 25-27, 2020 Talk: “Generating and sampling trees from a phylogenetic terrace”


  • The Tenth UTAS (mainly) Theoretical Phylogenetics Meeting, Hobart, TASMANIA, November 21-23, 2018. Talk: “Characteristics of phylogenetic terraces and their influence on tree space exploration”


  • The 21st Annual New Zealand Phylogenomics Meeting 2017, Auckland, Waiheke, New Zealand, February 12-17, 2017. Talk: “Discussion on “small n, large p“ in phylogenetics and application of James-Stein estimator”


  • MCEB 2016 - Mathematical and computational evolutionary biology, Montpellier, France, June 12-16, 2016. Talk: “Phylogenomics: Efficient analysis by accounting for phylogenetic terraces”
  • MASAMB 2016 - Mathematical and Statistical aspects of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK, October 3-4, 2016. Talk: “Phylogenetic terraces and efficient phylogenetic inference”


  • RECOMB - 18th Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, April 2-5, 2014. Poster: “Terrace aware phylogenomic inference”
  • MCEB - Mathematical and computational evolutionary biology, Montpellier, France, June 15-19, 2014. Poster: “Viable taxon selection under Split Diversity”
  • MAMOW – Mathematical Modelling Workshop: MathMods & Ema Alumni Meeting, L’Aquila, Italy, July 14-19, 2014. Talk: “Modelling Evolutionary Relationships: problems and challenges in Phylogenetics and its Applications”


  • 4th annual MFPL PhD and PostDoc Retreat, Sopron, Hungary, September 27-28, 2012. Poster: “Biodiversity and Conservation Planning: Phylogenetic Diversity under Food Web constraints”

Software contributions



  • O. Chernomore, L. Peterse, J. Schneidewinde, A. Loeschcke, E. Knieps-Grünhagen, F. Schmitz, E. von Lieres, R.J. Kutta, V. Svensson, K.-E. Jaeger, T. Drepper, A. von Haeseler, and U. Krauss (2021) Complex evolution of light-dependent protochlorophyllide oxidoreductases in aerobic anoxygenic phototrophs: origin, phylogeny and function. Mol. Biol. Evol., 38, 819-837. (DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msaa234, PMID: 32931580)
    e contributed equally
  • 2020

  • B.Q. Minh, H.A. Schmidt, O. Chernomor, D. Schrempf, M.D. Woodhams, A. von Haeselers, and R. Lanfears (2020) IQ-TREE 2: New models and efficient methods for phylogenetic inference in the genomic era. Mol. Biol. Evol., 37, 1530-1534. (free reprint, DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msaa015, PMID: 32011700, software)
    s co-senior authors.
  • 2019

  • P. Breitling, A. Stamatakis, O. Chernomor, B. Bettisworth, and L. Reszczynski (2019) Empirical Analysis of Phylogenetic Quasi-Terraces bioRxiv, 810309. (DOI: 10.1101/810309)
  • 2018

  • D.T. Hoange, O. Chernomore, A. von Haeseler, B.Q. Minhc, and L.S. Vinhc (2018) UFBoot2: Improving the ultrafast bootstrap approximation. Mol. Biol. Evol., 35, 518-522. (free reprint, DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msx281, PMID: 29077904, software)
    e contributed equally, c corresponding authors.
  • 2016

  • O. Chernomor, A. von Haeseler, and B.Q. Minh (2016) Terrace Aware Data Structure for Phylogenomic Inference from Supermatrices. Syst. Biol., 65, 997-1008. (free reprint, DOI: 10.1093/sysbio/syw037, PMID: 27121966, software)
  • O. Chernomor, S. Klaere, A. von Haeseler, and B.Q. Minh (2016) Split diversity: measuring and optimizing biodiversity using phylogenetic split networks. In R. Pellens and P. Grandcolas (eds.) Biodiversity Conservation and Phylogenetic Systematics (Series: Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation, Vol. 14), 173-195, Springer, Heidelberg/New York. (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-22461-9_9, book-DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-22461-9_9, eISBN: 978-3-319-22461-9, ISBN: 978-3-319-22460-2)
  • 2015

  • O. Chernomor, B.Q. Minhc, F. Forest, S. Klaere, T. Ingram, M. Henzinger, and A. von Haeseler (2015) Split Diversity in Constrained Conservation Prioritization using Integer Linear Programming. Methods Ecol. Evol., 6, 83-91. (DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12299), c corresponding author
  • O. Chernomor, B.Q. Minh, and A. von Haeseler (2015) Consequences of Common Topological Rearrangements for Partition Trees in Phylogenomic Inference. J. Comput. Biol., 22, 1129-1142. (DOI: 10.1089/cmb.2015.0146, PMID: 26448206)
  • 2012

  • E. Coccia, O. Chernomor, M. Barborini, S. Sorella, and L. Guidoni (2012) Molecular Electrical Properties from Quantum Monte Carlo Calculations: Application to Ethyne. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 8(6), pp 1952-1962 (DOI:10.1111/2041-210X.12299)