It’s been so long since I posted anything on this web page! I have been very busy managing the CAPSID team and all the doctoral theses that were in progress since 2019. Today, I can’t resist sharing my pleasure of being in Brazil for the first time thanks to the COFECUB-CAPES project coordinated by Malika Smaïl-Tabbone and Pr Maria Sueli Felipe. I will visit our colleagues at the Catholic University of Brasilia and at the State University of Maringa. See the Project page for more details. A really great experience !
Research on SARS-Cov-2 virus has grown exponentially in recent months. Although I was not able to redirect all my research activity on Covid-19, I was happy and honoured to contribute to several initiatives :
- The Covid-19 disease map under the IFB and ELIXIR Interoperability Platform
- Interfering with SARS-Cov-2 virus entry into the cell through inhibition of spike-ACE2 interaction (with Bernard Maigret and external collaborators)
- Visualizing Covid-19 tests distribution using Sankey Diagrams (with Malika Smaïl-Tabbone and Salma Aziz)
Results of the last two projects will be available soon.
I was glad to attend virtual ECCB 2020 under the motto Planetary Health and Biodiversity from Aug 31st to Sep 8, 2020. Very interesting keynotes and presentations. The special issue will be delivered on October 21st, following OUP Bioinformatics schedule. Meanwhile, you can download the conference book with program and abstracts. We all hope that it will be possible to meet in 2022 in Sitges near Barcelona ! And before that, for the joint ISMB/ECCB conference in Lyon next year !
*ECCB is for European Conference on Computational Biology
Last sunday, our team leader and friend Dave Ritchie has passed away after a last courageous fight against his cancer. We miss him dearly.
See also the transcription of the numerous messages we received at this occasion, here. (Inria pad : people with an Inria account can contribute).
My motivation consist in exploiting at best the fabulous amount of data contained in the numerous heterogeneous biological databases existing today. My favored application domain concerns human genes and their relations to rare and multifactorial diseases. I am also interested in various other domains in which protein-protein interactions play an important role.