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Noeud national de l'Institut Français de Bioinformatique

Research unit


IFB-core is the national hub of the French Institute of Bioinformatics (IFB). It deals with the technical and administrative aspects and enforces the scientific and technological policies put forth by the steering committee of IFB.
IFB gathers 36 bioinformatics platforms from the main public research entities : CNRS, INRA, INRIA, CEA, INSERM, the universities, CIRAD, and the Pasteur and Curie institutes, that are grouped into 6 regional centers spanning the entire French territory.

IFB's mission is to allow life science researchers and engineers to access basic bioinformatics services, which can be described in 5 categories :
- Data : give access to high added-value data collections
- Tools : supply innovative tools and services to analyze data
- Support : provide help to life science research projects about their bioinformatics aspects
- Training : allow access to training sessions
- Infrastructure : give access to a computational infrastructure supplying physical resources (CPU, storage, networks) as well as access to public data collections and basic tools.


  • Mrs Claudine MEDIGUE

Innovation themes

Map and access

1, avenue de la Terrasse
Bâtiment 21

Our research areas


- rare diseases and treatment research (sequencing, gene research via familial analysis, data analysis, creation and storage of mutations and patients databases)
- biotechnologies (molecular biology, therapeutic hypothesis validation, data analysis)
- study of genome, epigenome, metagenome, phylogenics, epidemiologics, integrative biostatistics
- 3D modelling of proteins and their interactions, parallel computating, big-data

Applications sectors

  • IT / software
  • Biotechnology
  • Health / wellness
  • Agri-food industry
  • Agriculture
  • Education / Training

Total number of employees

Total number of employees : 16

Equipment(s) open to collaboration

Academics and industry:
- IFB-cloud : supply access to an information technologies and communication oriented infrastucture (CIT), dedicated to database manipulation and data analysis.
This CIT infrastructure allows access to both physical means (CPU, drives, memory, network) as well as to several publicly available data clusters gathering data used in biology, and many data analysis software suites.


Our results

Valuation offer

- the cloud of IFB allows access to both physical means (CPU, drives, memory, network) as well as to several publicly available data clusters gathering data used in biology, and many data analysis software suites

Projects examples

Industrial and scientific relations

Scientific collaborations

- multiple collaborations (+36 bio-computation platforms in France)
- IFB is the french hub for the european biocomputation research infrastructure ELIXIR (20 countries)
- collaboration with Amsterdam and Berlin Universities

Private collaborations

- France : start-up in pharmaceuticals, software engineering and computation, small businesses in biotechnologies, agronomics, agriculture, software engineering and computation, medium-sized businesses in biotechnologies and agronomics, industry-leading corporations in pharmaceuticals, agro-food industry, agronomics, mining, software engineering and computation
- Europe : industry-leading corporations in pharmaceuticals and agronomics (Switzerland, UK, Germany, Spain)
- International : businesses in pharmaceuticals, biotechnologies, software engineering and computation (USA, Japan)


Establishments of affiliation