Section: Other Grants and Activities
International initiatives and cooperations
We are in contact with the group of Prof. Pavel Pevzner (Center for Algorithmic and Systems Biology at the University of California, San Diego), as they use Norine for mass spectrometry data interpretation.
We want to enlarge the biological area of Norine to synthetases, the enzymes that synthetise the nonribosomal peptides. This work should benefit from a new international collaboration with Dr. Hranueli's lab(Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb), one of the main international contributor in the field of bioinformatics for synthetases  . We spent one week in his lab in April 2009, and they come one week in our lab in September 2009.
Peter Steffen, from University Bielefeld (Germany), visited our group for one month in March 2009, and gave a talk in the LIFL seminar. He collaborates with M. Giraud on a GPU implementation for the ADP (algebraic dynamic programming) methodology. We submitted a proposal of a PROCOPE bilateral cooperation project for 2010 – 2011.
Matthias Bernt, from University of Liepzig (Germany), visited our group for two weeks in May an June 2009. He collaborated with A. Darracq and J.-S. Varré on the expression power of common intervals in the process of building phylogenies considering genomic rearrangements.