Bonsai Bioinformatics

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Two PhD positions are available in the Bonsai group, starting Fall 2016:

  • Algorithms for analyzing assembly graphs from third-generation DNA sequencing (with R. Chikhi, J-S. VarrĂ©)
  • Algorithms for finding motifs in alignments of small RNA-sequencing data in plant genomes (with H. Touzet, R. Chikhi)

Recent DNA and RNA sequencing technologies yield a large amount of short sequence fragments that need to be analyzed computationally. Broadly speaking, these PhD offers deal with algorithms for the analysis of such sequencing data.


A master degree in computer science or bioinformatics, and more specifically a good knowledge of methods in discrete algorithms. Knowledge in biology is not a requirement, but then the applicant should have a strong computational background and be interested in biological problems.

How to apply

Send applications or inquiries to,, Applications should include a CV, a transcript of master-level grades and the name of two references.


April 15, 2016

  • cnrs
  • university of lille