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WP2 is proud to announce a new version o…

WP2 is proud to announce a new version of DIYABC

DIYABC is a software package for a comprehensive analysis of population history using approximate Bayesian computation on DNA polymorphism data. Version 2.0 implements a number of new features and analytical...

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WP4 is looking for a statistician/ appli…

WP4 is looking for a statistician/ applied mathematician

The research team "transcriptional control of chordate morphogenesis" at CRBM in Montpellier is looking for a statistician/ applied mathematician with a permanent position in the French system. This scientist will...

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Skuldtech secures EUR 1 million to devel…

Skuldtech secures EUR 1 million to develop new diagnostics for Alzheimer's disease

Company member of IBC, Skuldtech is specialized in the discovery of new biomarkers and the development of new diagnostic tests. Skuldtech and AB Science have renewed their collaboration agreement, as...

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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
Laurent Bréhélin
Equipe MAB, LIRMM, Montpellier, France
Institut de Biologie Computationnelle (IBC), Montpellier, France.
Friday, april 18 2014, 2pm, room 127 (see plan)

Next Event

May 19, 2014 : the IBC's first scientific day

On May 19, 2014 IBC organises its first scientific day. This scientific day is an opportunity to discuss current projects, results, etc... During this day, each workpakage will present topics ranging from general subjects to specific results or problems. 

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Recent publications

Using genotyping data to assign markers...

Mathieu Gautier
Molecular Ecology Ressources, 2014 [epub]

Empirical Assessment of RAD Sequencing for...

Astrid Cruaud, Mathieu Gautier, Maxime Galan, Julien Foucaud, Laure Sauné, Gwenaëlle Genson, Emeric...

Conferences

Mathematical and Computational Evolution…

June 15-19, 2014, Montpellier area, France
More informations and registration on official website

Mathematical and computational tools and concepts form an essential basis for modern evolutionary...

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