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Keynote at BIG N2N annual symposium on m…

Keynote at BIG N2N annual symposium on may 21st

On 21st of May 2015, Eric Rivals will deliver the Keynote lecture at the Annual Symposium "From Nucleotide to Networks" in Ghent, Belgium. The Bioinformatics Institute Ghent From Nucleotides to Networks (BIG N2N) is a center of excellence in state-o...

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IBC members attended the Repetitive, Non…

IBC members attended the Repetitive, Non-Globular Proteins: Nature to Nanotechnology

The Repetitive, Non-Globular Proteins: Nature to Nanotechnology conference at University of York (March 30-April 1, 2015),organized by the Biochemical Society/Protein Society.Andrey Kajava (WP3) gave an invited talk "Structural classification of prot...

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Prix Turing : les bases de données à l’h…

Prix Turing : les bases de données à l’honneur via le Blog Binaire du Monde

Patrick Valduriez a écrit un billet pour le blog binaire, sur le prix Turing reçu par Michael Stonebreaker. En voici l'introduction : Michael Stonebraker, chercheur au Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), vient de remporter le prestigieux Pr...

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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

Invited seminars
Laurent Risser,
Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse(UMR 5219), France
Friday, june 26 2015, 2pm, IBC (LIRMM Bat.5) room 01/124 (see map)

Open Positions

Five young investigator positions open immediately at the Institute for…

IBC will hire young investigators for each of the five work-packages, typically with a PhD plus some post-doc experience, a high level of publishing, strong...

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Recent publications

Evolution of proteasome regulators in Eukaryotes

P. Fort, A. V. Kajava, F. Delsuc, O. Coux
Genome Biology and Evolution, 2015...

YOC, a new strategy for pairwise...

R. Uricaru, C. Michotey, H. Chiapello, E. Rivals
BMC Bioinformatics,...

Conferences

Mathematical and Computational Evolution…

June 21-25, 2015, Porquerolles, France
More informations and registration on official website

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

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