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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

  • S. Blanquart pursues his collaboration with the Sterner Group of the “Institut für Biophysik und Physikalische Biochemie” (Regensburg, Germany) on an ancestral sequences resurrection project. Researchers of the Sterner Groups succeeded in the resurrection and characterization of the LUCA's (Last Universal Common Ancestor) Histidine F enzyme, which have a TIM barrel fold. The paleo-enzyme works fine, just as do modern ones. It is the oldest resurrected yet proteins to our knowledge.

  • In genomic rearrangement, we pursued our collaboration with the LaCIM at Université du Québec à Montréal, and DIRO at Université de Montréal. In the context of multiple genome comparison, we proposed a new framework for the multiple comparison of sets of transcripts transcribed from orthologous loci of several species [12] .