Section: Other Grants and Activities
Regional initiatives and cooperations
Bioinformatics is a multidisciplinary discipline by nature and our work relies on collaborations with several biological research groups.
The project on nonribosomal peptide synthesis is based on a collaboration with the ProBioGEM laboratory (Laboratoire des Procédés Biologiques Génie Enzymatique et Microbien ), headed by Pr. Dhulster, University Lille 1. This laboratory develops methods to produce and extract active peptides in agriculture or food. The PhD work of Ségolène Caboche defended this year was co-supervised by Valérie Leclère from ProBioGem. A PhD work started on this subject in 2008: Aurélien Vanvlassenbroeck is working at ProBioGEM and is co-supervised by Maude Pupin.
We collaborate with the Laboratoire de Génétique et Évolution des Populations Végétales (UMR CNRS 8016), Université de Lille 1 on the study of genomic rearrangements in the mitochondrial genome of higher plants. The goal is to identify evolutionary forces and molecular mechanisms that modeled the present diversity of mitochondrial genome at the species level, and in particular potentially active recombination sequences that have been used in the course of time. Data is acquired thanks to Genoscope projects (in beet and silene). A PhD student (Aude Darracq) is co-supervised on this subject.
Our team is a member of the PPF Bioinformatique . This is an initiative of the University Lille 1 that coordinates public bioinformatics activities at the local level for the period 2006-09.