The e-Biogenouest project : towards an e-Science approach in the Western France life sciences

A Biogenouest unifying project funded by the Brittany and Pays de la Loire French regions, started in May 2012.

Its goal is to evaluate development possibility of the Information and communication technologies (ICT, TIC in French) use in life sciences in western France. It consists of a test phase that will lead to the writing of a masterplan targeting the development of infrastructure and tools needed to develop an e-Science approach in the Western France.

GenOuest member involved:  coordination : Olivier Collin   /   animation : Yvan Le Bras
e-Biogenouest HUB:  http://www.e-biogenouest.org/

WorkPackage 2.3

A France Genomics project, started in late october 2012.
Similar to WorkPackage 2.2, this project focuses on assembling tools.

It will also offer a website where users will be able to choose the fittest software according to their project’s specificity.

Partner teams: GenScale (INRIA – IRISA), IG (CEA), Pasteur Institute, Sigenae (INRA)
GenOuest member involved: Sivasangari Nandy and Renaud Jullien

MapDeCoDe (workpackage 2.2)

A France Genomic project, started in late october 2012.
Its goal is to identify and evaluate as many mapping tools as possible. We will investigate novel metrics and exhaustive test sets in order to grade them according to their biological applications and data specifities, memory requirements, execution time.

The result will be a freely accessible website where biologists will be able to find the best suited software for their mapping needs.

Partner teams: MIG (INRA), Bonsai (Lille 1, CNRS, INRIA), GenScale (INRIA – IRISA), IG (CEA)
GenOuest member involved: Sivasangari Nandy and Renaud Jullien