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Highlights of the Year

MyNorine invents the crowd sourcing for Non Ribosomal Peptides

For ten years, the team has been developing a unique knowledge base, Norine, dedicated to the modeling and analysis of Nonribosomal peptides (NRPs). NRPs are secondary metabolites produced by bacteria and fungi that represent a huge source of natural products with applications in agricultural or health areas. In January 2015, we have released a new version which contains several major advances. MyNorine is a user-friendly service, that allows to submit new NRPs and to edit existing ones [2] . It was tested and validated by a panel of expert users during an international workshop that we organized in Lille in October, and that attracted 32 attendees from 8 countries. Moreover, s2m is an innovative tools to infer the monomeric structure of the peptides [1] .

1,000 white blood cell samples processed by Vidjil

Vidjil is an open-source platform for the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data from lymphocytes developed by the team. In October 2014, we opened a web server to grant everyone an access to Vidjil, our white blood cell analysis software used for leukemia diagnosis and follow-up. For one year, Vidjil analyzed more than 1,000 samples totalling 5 billion DNA sequences. Our users come from about thirty hospitals and labs throughout the world [3] . About fifteen of them regularly submit new samples. In Lille, the hematology department of the hospital uses Vidjil to identify malignant white blood cells at diagnosis on every patient with acute leukemia.