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IBC at Galaxy Community Conference, Mon…

IBC at Galaxy Community Conference,  Montpellier, June 26-30, 2017

IBC sponsors this year international  Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2017), which is the 8th annual gathering of the Galaxy community. GCC is hosted in Montpellier, France June 26-30, 2017 at the CORUM.  We will present IBC...

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1st Viral Metagenomics Workshop

IBC organises its first Viral Metagenomics Workshop on 27th - 28th April 2017. During two days, sixteen participants will investigate the major open questions of this exciting topic. This initiative was launched in a collaboration between the Desnues...

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GATB : une journée de formation à l'IBC

GATB : une journée de formation à l'IBC

le vendredi 16 juin prochain, l'Institut de Biologie Computationnelle (IBC, Université de Montpellier) et l'équipe Genscale (Inria, Rennes) organiseront à l'IBC de Montpellier une journée de formation à la programmation de logiciels d'analyse de donn...

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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.

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Plenary sessions
Sonia Kéfi  BioDICée team, CNRS, ISEM, Montpellier Friday 6th October 2017 at 2 pm, IBC Campus St Priest BAT5-01.124 In natural communities, species interact with each other in different ways, including predation, competition, and facilitation. This complex spectrum of interactions constitutes a network of links that mediates ecological communities’ response to perturbations, such as exploitation and climate change. In the last decades, there have been great advances in the study of intricate ecological networks. We have, nonetheless, lacked both the data and the tools to more rigorously understand the patterning of multiple interaction types between species, as well as their consequences for community dynamics. Improving our understanding of the dynamics and resilience of complex ecological systems may rely on how the joint effects of different interactions types explain variations not explained by feeding interactions alone. In this talk, I’ll present recent efforts in analyzing and understanding ecological networks including different types of species interactions. I will argue that moving beyond unidimensional analyses of ecological networks may contribute to improving our understanding and predictive capacity of the way ecological systems respond to disturbances.

Label Ivestissement d'AvenirIBC is a project "Investissements d'Avenir" managed by University of Montpellier

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Mathematical and Computational Evolution…

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

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