Center for Integrative Bioinformatics Vienna
Max F. Perutz Laboratories
Dr. Bohr Gasse 9
A-1030 Vienna, Austria
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Tung Nguyen

Lam-Tung Nguyen


Research Interests:

  • Algorithms
  • Optimization
  • Metaheuristics
  • Machine Learning
  • Phylogenetic Inference
  • High Performance Computing
I'm a computer scientist by training. My current research interest is maximum likelihood inference of phylogenetic trees for large biological data. I designed and implemented the core inference algorithm in the phylogenetic software IQ-TREE.

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Professional Experience:

  • 4.2016-present: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Vienna
  • 5.2011-3.2015: Research associate, Center for Integrative Bioinformatics Vienna
  • 2008-2011: Scientific Programmer, Max F. Perutz Laboratories
  • 2009-6.2011: Computer administrator, Base19 - Homes for students
  • 2006-2008: Tutor, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • 3.2006-7.2006: Intern, Siemens A.G


  • 'B.sc.': Vienna University of Technology.
  • 'Dipl.-Ing.' (= 'M.Sc.'): Vienna University of Technology.
  • 'PhD': University of Vienna


  • L.-T. Nguyen, A. von Haeseler, B.Q. Minh (2016) Complex models of sequence evolution require accurate estimators as exemplified with the invariable site plus Gamma model. Systematic Biology. (under review)
  • 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.
  • L.-T. Nguyen, H.A. Schmidt, A. von Haeseler, and B.Q. Minh (2014) IQ-TREE: A fast and effective stochastic algorithm for estimating maximum likelihood phylogenies.Mol. Biol. Evol..
  • T. Flouri, F. Izquierdo-Carrasco, D. Darriba, A.J. Aberer,L.-T. Nguyen, B.Q. Minh, A. von Haeseler, and A. Stamatakis (2014) The phylogenetic likelihood library. Syst. Biol..


    Poster presentation IQ-TREE: A simple and efficient stochastic search algorithm for estimating maximum-likelihood phylogenies 18th Annual International Conference on Research in Computational Molecular Biology Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 2-5, 2014
    Talk IQ-TREE HPC: Parallelized software for phylogenetic inference. Austrian High Performance Computing Meeting, 2016, Grundlsee, Austria.

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    Tung Nguyen

    Center for Integrative Bioinformatics Vienna (CIBIV)
    (CIBIV is a joint institute of Vienna University, and Medical University, Vienna, Austria)
    Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL)
    Campus Vienna Biocenter 5 (VBC5), Ebene 1, Room 1812.4
    A-1030 Wien, Austria

    Phone: +43 1 4277 24025
    Email: tung.nguyen@univie.ac.at

    Postal Address:

    Center for Integrative Bioinformatics Vienna (CIBIV)
    Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL)
    Dr. Bohr Gasse 9
    A-1030 Wien, Austria

    Tung Nguyen, last update 09.09.2010 .