Bonsai Bioinformatics

We are a bioinformatics research group affiliated with INRIA Lille - Nord Europe and the Centre de Recherche en Informatique, Signal et Automatique de Lille (CRIStAL, Université Lille 1, CNRS).

The main goal of our research is to define combinatorial models and efficient algorithms for large-scale sequence analysis in molecular biology. This includes genome annotation, comparative genomics, Next Generation Sequencing, metagenomics, noncoding RNAs, genome rearrangements, non ribosomal peptides.

See our software server, our Inria activity report and the list of publications.

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PPF Bio-informatique

This is a pluridisciplinary initiative of University Lille 1 to promote bioinformatics.
The website is here.

Some of our projects

  • YASS: DNA homology search
  • magnolia: Classification and multiple alignment of coding/noncoding RNAs by comparative analysis
  • Regulatory motifs: TFM-Explorer, TFM-Scan, TFM-Pvalue, TFM-CUDA
  • RNA tools: Structure prediction with caRNAc, structure alignment with gardenia, locally optimal secondary structures with regliss, prediction of noncoding RNA genes by comparative analysis with CG-seq
  • Norine: Unique resource for non ribosomal peptides
  • Vidjil: High-throughput analysis of V(D)J immune repertoire
  • RNAspace: The noncoding RNA annotation platform

Location and address

Lille is located within the triangle Paris-Brussels-London. The vertices of the triangle are reachable by train respectively in 1 hour (Paris), 40 minutes (Brussels) and 1.5 hour (London).

Our postal address is

    CRIStAL - Bâtiment M3
Cité scientifique
59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex

Directions (in french) can be found here.

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