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Interdisciplinary spring school

Interdisciplinary spring school

 Organized by Patrick Lemaire and Christophe Godin (WP4), an international interdisciplinary spring school in developmental biology for Masters and PhD students as well as junior post-docs with Biology, Physics or Computer Science backgrounds wi...

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1 an à l'IBC

1 an à l'IBC

Après un an passé au sein de l’IBC, Guillaume Castel a réintégré son laboratoire au CBGP. Cette année a permis de poser les bases d’un projet portant sur l’inférence des caractères ancestraux par maximum de vraissemblance, appliquée notamment à la ph...

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Participation à la 16ème rencontre Eveli…

Participation à la 16ème rencontre Eveline MARKIEWICZ

la rencontre sur les urgences et complications sévères chez le patient cancéreux était oganisée par l'Institut Jules Bordet (Belgique) samedi 14 novembre 2015 Eric Rivals (WP1) a participé à la table ronde "éthique et économie" qui abordera la quest...

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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
Mathias Weller
Institut de Biologie Computationnelle, Montpellier, France
Friday February 19 2016, 2pm, LIRMM Bat5 Room 1/124 (see map)

Recent publications

Aligning the unalignable : bacteriophage whole...

Bérard S., Chateau A., Pompidor N., Guertin P., Bergeron A., Swenson KM.

Fast and accurate branch lengths estimation...

Binet M., Gascuel O., Scornavacca C., P Douzery EJ., Pardi F.
BMC...

Conferences

Mathematical and Computational Evolution…

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

Official webpage: http://www.lirmm.fr/mceb2016/

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