Dr. Christopher J. Quince

University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK





Professional Preparation


Principal Research Fellow in Medical Microbial Bioinformatics. Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, UK. 2014-present


Reader in Biological Systems Modelling. School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK. 2012-2014


Lecturer in Biological Systems Modelling. School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK. 2011-2012


EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow. School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK. 2009-2014


Lord Kelvin Research Fellow. Department of Civil Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK. 2007-2009


PhD, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, UK. 1999-2002


B.A. M.Sci., Natural Sciences (first class), University of Cambridge, UK.  1993 – 1998




Selected Publications

Rognes, T.,  T. Flouri, B. Nichols, C Quince, and F Mahé, 2016. VSEARCH: a versatile open source tool for metagenomics. PeerJ 4, e2584.


Oton, E.V., C. Quince, G.W. Nicol, J.I. Prosser, and C. Gubry-Rangin, 2016. Phylogenetic congruence and ecological coherence in terrestrial Thaumarchaeota. ISME J. 10, 85-96.


Haig, S.J, C. Quince, R.L. Davies, C.C. Dorea, and G. Collins, 2015. The relationship between microbial community evenness and function in slow sand filters. mBio 6, e00729-15.


Harris, K., T.L. Parsons, U.Z. Ijaz, L. Lahti, I. Holmes, and C. Quince, 2015. Linking statistical and ecological theory: Hubbell's unified neutral theory of biodiversity as a hierarchical Dirichlet process. Proc. IEEE 99: 1-14.


Haig, S.J.,  M. Schirmer, R. D'Amore, J. Gibbs, R.L. Davies, G. Collins, and C. Quince, 2015. Stable-isotope probing and metagenomics reveal predation by protozoa drives E. coli removal in slow sand filters. ISME J. 9, 797-808.


Alneberg, J., B.S. Bjarnason, I. de Bruijn, M. Schirmer, J. Quick, U.Z. Ijaz, L. Lahti, N.J. Loman, A.F Andersson, and C. Quince, 2014. Binning metagenomic contigs by coverage and composition. Nature Met. 11, 1144–1146.


Quince, C., E. Lundin,  A. N. Andreasson, D. Greco, J. Rafter, N. J. Talley, L. Agreus, A. Andersson, L. Engstrand and M. D’Amato, 2013. The impact of Crohn’s disease genes on healthy human gut microbiota: a pilot study. Gut 62, 952-954.


Holmes, I., K. Harris, and C. Quince, 2012. Dirichlet multinomial mixtures: Generative models for microbial metagenomics. PLoS One 7, e30126.


Edgar, R.C., B.J. Haas, J.C. Clemente, C. Quince and R. Knight, 2011. UCHIME improves sensitivity and speed of chimera detection. Bioinf. 27, 2194-2200.


Gubry-Rangin, C., B. Hai, C. Quince, M. Engel, B.C. Thompson, P. James, M. Schloter, R.I. Griffiths, J.I. Prosser and G.W. Nicol, 2011. Niche specialization of terrestrial archaeal ammonia oxidizers. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 21206-21211.


Quince, C., A. Lanzen, R.J. Davenport and P.J. Turnbaugh, 2011. Removing noise from pyrosequenced amplicons. BMC Bioinf. 12, 38.


Turnbaugh, P. J., C. Quince, J. J. Faith, A. McHardy, M. Egholm, B. Henrissat, R. Knight and J. I. Gordon, 2010. Organismal, genetic, and transcriptional variation in the deeply-sequenced gut microbiomes of identical twins. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 107, 7503-7508.


Quince, C., A. Lanzén, T.P. Curtis, R.J. Davenport, N. Hall, I.M. Head, L.F. Read and W.T. Sloan, 2009. Accurate determination of microbial diversity from 454 pyrosequencing data. Nature Met. 6, 639-641.


Quince, C., T.P Curtis and W.T. Sloan, 2008. The rational exploration of microbial diversity. ISME J. 2, 997-1006.