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François Richard PhD Defense

François Richard, PhD student in the group of Andrey Kajava (work package 3) is glad to invite you to his PhD defense on friday the 21st of October 2016. The thesis is entitled: "Development and application of bioinformatics methods for the identifi...

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Ankit Dwivedi PhD defense

Ankit Dwivedi is glad to invite you to his PhD defense. He was PhD at IBC with Emmanuel Cornillot for 3 years. The work title "Functional analysis of genomic variations associated with emerging artemisinin resistant P. falciparum parasite populations...

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New head at IBC

Since the appointment of O. Gascuel at Pasteur Institute in Paris, E. Rivals leads the Institute of Computational Biology and has been appointed head of IBC. An opportunity to thank Olivier for launching successfully the IBC.

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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.

On the  17-18 th January 2017, The "Institut de Biologie Computationnelle" organises its Annual Scientific Meeting. Book these dates!

Next seminar

Invited seminars
Marta Mattoso
COPPE/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro
Friday November 4th, 2pm, IBC (LIRMM Bat 5) room 01/124 (see map)

Recent publications

CSAM: Compressed SAM format

Cánovas R., Moffat A., Turpin A.
Bioinformatics, 2016 [epub]

RADIS: Analysis of RAD-seq data for...

Cruaud A, Gautier M, Rossi JP, Rasplus JY, Gouzy J
Bioinformatics, 2016...


Mathematical and Computational Evolution…

MCEB 2016 - Mathematical and Computational Evolutionary Biology
12-16 June 2016 - Hameau de l'Etoile, Montpellier, South of France.

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