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Laureate of the "young researcher…

Laureate of the "young researcher" poster contest

Jérôme Audoux, a PhD student in Bioinformatics (directed by Pr T.Commes) that is implicated in IBC's WP1 for High-throughput sequencing analysis, has been rewarded for his scientific poster during the conference "10ème journées GSO" of the Canceropol...

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Welcome Ronnie Alves !

Welcome Ronnie Alves !

Ronnie Alves joins the IBC as "Young investigator" for the Methods for High-throughput Sequencing Analysis (WP1). He has a background in machine learning and bioinformatics. His work at IBC will involve devising robust machine learning methods to unr...

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Toni Gabaldon visit to IBC

Toni Gabaldon visit to IBC

Toni Gabaldón from the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona is making a 4-months long research visit to IBC. The purpose of this visit is to discuss scientific topics of interest for his group and the group of Prof. Olivier Gascuel, in pa...

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The Computational Biology Institute (IBC) aims at the development of innovative methods and software to analyze, integrate and contextualize large-scale biological data in the fields of health, agronomy and environment.  Scalable computational solutions able to handle this ever-increasing volume of data constitute the present and future bottleneck that may limit their economic impact. Several branches of research will thus be combined: algorithmics (combinatorial, numerical, highly parallel, stochastic), modeling (discrete, qualitative, quantitative, probabilistic), and data management and information retrieval (integration, workflows, cloud). Concepts and tools will be validated using key applications in fundamental biology (transcriptomics, structure and function of proteins, development and morphogenesis), health (pathogens, cancer, stem cells), agronomy (plant genomics, tropical agriculture), and environment (population dynamic, biodiversity).The project is divided into five complementary work-packages that include the main aspects of processing biological data on a large scale:

IBC is a multidisciplinary project center supported for five years (2012-2017) by the French "Investissements d'Avenir" Call and its trustees. IBC currently involves 56 permanent researchers with broad multidisciplinary spectrum, based in one company and fourteen laboratories of  Montpellier. IBC should become a privileged meeting place for computational biology and bioinformatics researchers, not only bringing together those involved with the original project, but also a large community of academic and industry researchers on regional, national and international levels. IBC activity will invite world-class researchers to collaborate with, organize scientific events, train young researchers, and promote results and exchange information with industrial partners.

The Computational Biology Institute (Institut de Biologie Computationnelle – IBC) aims at the development of innovative methods and software to analyze, integrate and contextualize large-scale biological data in the fields of health, agronomy and environment. Scalable computational solutions able to handle this ever-increasing volume of data constitute the present and future bottleneck that may limit their economic impact. Original and highly-efficient methods and computer programs are clearly required. Several branches of research will be combined: algorithmics and data management and information retrieval. Concepts and tools will be validated using key applications in life sciences.

To tackle a clearly-defined set of crucial problems in a concerted manner, the project is divided into five work-packages that include the main aspects of processing biological data on a large scale: (1) Methods for high-throughput sequencing analysis; (2) Scaling-up evolutionary analyses; (3) Structural and functional annotation of proteomes; (4) Integrating cell and tissue imaging with Omics data; (5) Biological data and knowledge integration. These work-packages involve 57 permanent researchers with broad multidisciplinary spectrum, based in one company and fourteen laboratories in Montpellier and its region.

IBC is a multidisciplinary project center supported for five years (2012-2017) by the French “Investissements d’Avenir” Call and its trustees. IBC should become a privileged meeting place, not only bringing together researchers involved with the original project, but also involving a large community of academic and industry researchers on regional, national and international levels. An important part of IBC activity will be dedicated to inviting world-class researchers to collaborate with, organizing scientific events, training young researchers, and promoting results and exchanging information with industrial partners.

Next seminar

Plenary sessions
Daniel Roche
Institut de Biologie Computationnelle (WP3), Montpellier, France
Friday, november 14 2014, 2pm, LIRMM Bat 5 - Salle 1/124 (see map)

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Conferences

Workshop SeqBio 2014 : Algorithmique du …

November 4&5, 2014, Montpellier, France

Le Workshop pluridisciplinaire SeqBio 2014 se déroulera au Campus Saint Priest de Montpellier le 4 et 5 novembre 2014.
Il réunit les communautés d’informatique et...

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