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Joint work with Univ of Helsinki present…

Joint work with Univ of Helsinki presented at HitSeq 2014 in Boston

Following her two month visit at the IBC, Leena Salmela (Univ. Helsinki, Finland) will present the result of a joint work with E. Rivals (LIRMM, IBC WP1) at the HitSeq 2014 conference in Boston. She will introduce a new and fast program for correctin...

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Aravind Venkatesan joins the IBC

Aravind Venkatesan joins the IBC

Aravind Venkatesan joins the IBC as "Young Investigator" for the Biological data and Knowledge Integration group (WP5). He has a background in biology and bioinformatics. His research interests are in the area of Data integration, Knowledge mana...

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Participation to CPM2014

Participation to CPM2014

Eric Rivals (WP1) has given a talk about a work in collaboration with B. Cazaux and T. Lecroq at at the 25th Annual Symposium of Combinatorial Pattern Matching (CPM 2014).The year 2014 marks the quarter-of-a-century milestone for the CPM symposi...

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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.

On the 19th of May, 2014, the IBC held it's first scientific day. Despite the rain, more than a hundred people got to know the organization, subjects of interest, and new results obtained by the 5 work packages of the IBC. The breadth and quality...

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Conferences

Mastodons International Workshop on …

Monday 30th june 2014
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In the context of the Mastodons project in Montpellier, we are addressing problems related to the management and analysis...

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