Core software:  Ádám Novák, István Miklós, Rune Lyngsø, Joe Herman

 Structural alignment plugin:  Joe Herman, Christopher Challis

 RNA structure prediction plugin:  Preeti Arunapuram, Ingólfur Eðvarðsson, Michael Golden

 Consensus tree plugin and parallelised MCMCMC:  Hrafn Eiríksson, Viktor Jonsson, David Wood

 Special thanks to:  Jotun Hein, James Anderson, Zsuzsanna Sükösd, William Majoros


StatAlign is distributed under the GNU General Public License Version 3.0. A copy of the license is available in the package or can be viewed here.

Citing StatAlign

If you use StatAlign in your research, please cite the following papers:

  1. Novák Á, Miklós I, Lyngsø R and Hein J (2008) StatAlign: an extendable software package for joint Bayesian estimation of alignments and evolutionary trees. Bioinformatics, 24(20):2403-2404. PubMed Open access

  2. Arunapuram P, Edvardsson I, Golden M, Anderson JWJ, Novák Á, Sükösd Z and Hein J (2013) StatAlign 2.0: Combining statistical alignment with RNA secondary structure prediction. Bioinformatics, 29(5):654-655. PubMed

For the StructAlign plugin, cite

  1. Herman JL, Challis CJ, Novák Á, Hein J and Schmidler, SC (2014) Simultaneous Bayesian estimation of alignment and phylogeny under a joint model of protein sequence and structure. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 31(9):2251-2266. PubMed MBE website


Please contact Adam Novak at or Joe Herman at with any questions or suggestions.