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"Muse" obtain a Label of Excel…

"Muse" obtain a Label of Excellence

Montpellier has obtained its Label of Excellence (called I-Site in French). This a major success for the research in particular for Montpellier University. This is also good news for the future of IBC. Please, see

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3d Workshop "Data Structures in Bio…

3d Workshop "Data Structures in Bioinformatics"

Two works involving IBC members are presented at the 3rd edition of Workshop "Data Structures in Bioinformatics" 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 21-22, 2017. One work on superstring algorithms and another on viral quasispecies genome a...

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Jérôme Audoux PHD Defense

Jérôme Audoux PHD Defense

Jérôme AUDOUX a le plaisir de vous inviter à la soutenance ses travaux de thèse intitulés : A l’assaut du puzzle transcriptomique : Optimisations, applications et nouvelles méthodes d’analyse pour le RNASeq dirigés par Madame Thérèse COMMES-MAERTEN...

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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 65 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.

Next seminar

Plenary sessions
Tobias Marschall
Algorithms for Computational Genomics, Center for Bioinformatics Saar, Germany
Friday April 21 2017, 2pm, IBC (LIRMM Bat.5), room 1/124 (see map)

Recent publications

Likelihood-free model choice

Marin J-M, Pudlo P., Estoup A., Robert C.
Handbook of Approximate Bayesian...

Ribo-seq enlightens codon usage bias

Paulet D., David A., Rivals E.
DNA Research dsw062, 2017
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Mathematical and Computational Evolution…

MCEB 2017 - Mathematical and Computational Evolutionary Biology
12-16 June 2017 - IGESA, Porqueroles, South of France.

Official webpage:

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