Section: Overall Objectives

Highlights of the year

Sara Berthoumieux, PhD student in IBIS, received the Ian Lawson Van Toch Memorial Award for the best student paper presented at the major bioinformatics conference ISMB/ECCB 2011. The paper of Sara, "Identification of metabolic network models from incomplete high-throughput datasets", has been published in the special ISMB/ECCB issue of Bioinformatics. An interview in which she explains her work can be found at http://www.inria.fr/centre/grenoble/actualites/estimation-de-parametres-et-donnees-biologiques-incompletes .

Several members of IBIS were involved in the supervision of the student team from Grenoble that participated in the iGEM 2011 competition. Their project "Mercuro-Coli: A new way to quantify heavy metals", won a gold medal at the iGEM regional jamboree in Amsterdam and qualified for the world jamboree that was held in Boston in December 2011. More information on the iGEM project can be found at http://www.inria.fr/centre/grenoble/actualites/une-bacterie-de-synthese-pour-doser-le-mercure .

Organization by IBIS members of the Workshop on Identification and Control of Biological Interaction Networks, INRIA Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, February 2011. See http://ibis.inrialpes.fr/article982.html for more information.