Overall Objectives
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Application Domains
New Results
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Other Grants and Activities

Section: Dissemination


Ten members of the HELIX project, seven in Lyon and three in Grenoble, are professors or assistant professors at, respectively, the University Claude Bernard in Lyon and the Universities Joseph Fourier and Pierre Mendès-France in Grenoble. They therefore have a full teaching service (at least 192 hours).

Various members of the project have developed over the years courses in biometry, bioinformatics and evolutionary biology at all levels of the University as well as at the ``École Normale Supérieure'' (ENS) of Lyon and the INSA (``Institut National de Sciences Appliquées''). One strong motivation is the need to provide training to biologists having a good background in mathematics and computer science. The group has thus participated in the creation (in 2000) at the INSA of a new module at the Department of Biochemistry called `Bioinformatics and Modelling'. This module is open for students entering the third year of the INSA, and covers 1700 hours of courses over 5 semesters. The project contributes also bioinformatic courses at the level of a ``Magistère'' at the ENS.

As part of the LMD system that was set up at all Universities in France in 2005, members of the project have created a complete interdisciplinary module of the LMD offering training in biology, mathematics and computer science. The module is called ``Approches Mathématique et Informatique du Vivant'' (AMIV ). It leads to Master's diplomas in the scientific and medical fields.

A second important educational activity of the project concerns not disconnecting biology from the teaching of mathematics to biologists. To this purpose, various members of the project work in the context of an INCA (`Initiative Campus Action') project together with other Universities in the Rhône-Alpes region to maintain a web site ( ) dedicated to the teaching of mathematics to biologists using the latest technologies. The main originality of the site rests upon the complementary balance maintained between the methodological and the biological courses. The first covers biostatistics, biomathematics and bioinformatics while the second concern general and population genetics, and molecular evolution.

Finally, members of the project have participated in, or sometimes organised numerous courses or teaching modules including at the international level, such as, for instance, the creation and support of a Master's course in Ho-Chi-Minh, Vietnam, and the creation and direction of a PhD Program in Computational Biology in Lisbon, Portugal ( ).

Besides the full time professors in HELIX, the following non professor members have contributed the following courses during the year.

Laurent Duret

Table 47.
Bioinformatique3 to 5INSA Lyon26
Bioinformatique3 to 5ENS Lyon7
Bioinformatique3 to 5UCBL7
Bioinformatique3 to 5Otto Warburg International Summer School, Germany6
Bioinformatique3 to 5International Postgraduate Course in Genomics, Espagne20

Hidde de Jong

Table 48.
Modelling and simulation of genetic regulatory networks (with D. Ropers)5UCBL8
Modelling and simulation of genetic regulatory networks4INSA, Lyon14
Modelling and simulation of genetic regulatory networks4University of Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico2
Modelling and simulation of genetic regulatory networks5Instituto Gulbenkian de Cienca, Lisbon, Portugal14

Manolo Gouy

Table 49.
Molecular phylogeny5UCBL, ENS Lyon, INSA Lyon6
Molecular phylogeny5UCBL9
Molecular phylogeny4INSA, Lyon9

Daniel Kahn

Table 50.
Bioinformatique3 to 5INSA Lyon4
Bioinformatique3 to 5INA Paris2

Guy Perrière

Table 51.
Molecular phylogeny5Univ. Rouen11
Databases and alignments3-5UCBL8
Molecular phylogeny5UCBL2
Bacterial genomes plasticity3-5UCBL8
Horizontal gene transfers5INSA, Lyon8

Delphine Ropers

Table 52.
Modelling and simulation of genetic regulatory networks (with H. de Jong)5UCBL8
Modelling and simulation of genetic regulatory networks4UJF, Grenoble16

Marie-France Sagot

Table 53.
Algorithmics for biology4UCBL4
Algorithmics for biology5INSA Lyon8

Eric Tannier

Table 54.
Algorithms for biology4INSA, Lyon16


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