Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

Regional Initiatives

Rennes Hospital, Hematology service, Genetic service

Participants : Patrick Durand, Dominique Lavenier, Claire Lemaitre, Pierre Peterlongo, Guillaume Rizk.

The collaboration with the Hematology service and with the Genetic service of the Rennes hospital aims to set up advanced bioinformatics pipelines for cancer diagnosis. More precisely, we are in the process of setting up and evaluating a new method of predictions of small cancer-related mutations (such as SNPs and small insertions/deletions) from raw DNA sequencing data. The method relies on the use of k-mers and clustering of reads to call for mutations. Current prototype relies on Python programming language just for the purpose of evaluating the prediction quality of the software. However, final software is expected to use GATB library to highly increase the performance of the new tool.

Partnership with INRA in Rennes

Participants : Cervin Guyomar, Dominique Lavenier, Fabrice Legeai, Claire Lemaitre, Sébastien Letort, Pierre Peterlongo.

The GenScale team has a strong and long term collaboration with biologists of INRA in Rennes: IGEPP and PEGASE units. This partnership concerns both service and research activities and is acted by the hosting of one INRA engineer (F. Legeai) and one PhD student (C. Guyomar).