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Daniel H. Huson studied mathematics at Bielefeld University and received the PhD degree in 1990. From 1990 to 1999, he held a variety of different research positions at Bielefeld University and was supported during this time by a two-year DFG research scholarship. He then spent two years, 1997 to 1999, as a postdoctoral researcher working with Tandy Warnow at Princeton University. He then joined Celera Genomics as a senior research scientist working in Gene Myers' group. Since 2002, he has been a professor of algorithms in bioinformatics at Tübingen University in Germany.
Vincent Moulton received the PhD degree in mathematics from Duke University in 1994 and did postdoctoral research at the University of Bielefeld, the University of Canterbury, and Massey University. He was a senior lecturer in discrete mathematics at Mid Sweden University (1999-2002) and a professor in bioinformatics at Uppsala University (2002-2004). In 2004, he moved to the University of East Anglia, where he is a professor in computational biology. His research interests are in phylogenetics, computational biology of RNA, metabolic modeling, algorithms in bioinformatics, and the study of discrete structures such as graphs and finite metric spaces.
Mike Steel studied mathematics at Canterbury and Massey Universities (New Zealand) and received the PhD degree in 1989. From 1990-1993, he held various postdoctoral positions in Germany and New Zealand and was appointed to a tenured position at the University of Canterbury in 1994. He is currently a professor and director of the Biomathematics Research Centre at the University of Canterbury and is a principal investigator in the Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution.