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Section: Dissemination

Promoting Scientific Activities

Scientific Events Organisation

General Chair, Scientific Chair

Marie-Dominique Devignes is a member of the Steering Committee for the European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB; She was co-organizer of the national Workshop on AI and Health in the frame of PFIA 2018 (, and she co-organized the Journée Entreprises (Atelier Santé) of the Fédération Charles Hermite (

Malika Smaïl-Tabbone is a member of the steering committee of the Conférence Francophone sur la Recherche d’Information et ses Applications (CORIA).

Scientific Events Selection

Member of the Conference Program Committees

Malika Smaïl-Tabbone is a member of the organizing committee for Inforsid 2018 and EGC 2018, and is in charge of the é-EGC winter school in Metz.


Marie-Dominique Devignes was a reviewer for IWBBIO and BIBM.


Member of the Editorial Boards

David Ritchie is a member of the editorial board of Scientific Reports.

Sabeur Aridhi is a member of the editorial board of Intelligent Data Analysis.

Reviewer - Reviewing Activities

The members of the team have reviewed manuscripts for Bioinformatics, BMC Bioinformatics, Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, Computational Biology and Chemistry, Evolutionary Bioinformatics, Journal of Computational Chemistry, Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modeling, Nucleic Acids Research, PLoS One, Proteins: Structure, Function & Bioinformatics, and Structure.

Invited Talks

Marie-Dominique Devignes gave a presentation on accelerating precision medicine to the OLINK proteomics society in Uppsala, Sweden.

Malika Smaïl-Tabbone gave a talk on “Integrative Machine Learning Applied on Drug Side Effect Profiles” at WCP2018 (18th World Congress of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology) in Kyoto, Japan.

Isaure Chauvot de Beauchêne gave a presentation on docking by combinatorial assembly of fragments to the Centre de mathématiques et de leurs applications (CMLA) at ENS Cachan.

Scientific Expertise

Marie-Dominique Devignes reviewed grant applications for the ANR programme “Appel générique-JCJC”.

Malika Smaïl-Tabbone reviewed grant applications for the ANR and for the Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research.

Sabeur Aridhi reviewed grant applications for the French Committee for the Evaluation of Academic and Scientific Cooperation with Brazil (COFECUB).

David Ritchie is a member of the Bureau of the GGMM (Groupe de Graphisme et Modélisation Moléculaire).

Isaure Chauvot de Beauchêne is the team's representative to the ELIXIR 3D-Bioinfo working group, which is an essential link between the national IFB and the European ELIXIR projects that aim to make bioinformatics software and platforms available to non-expert biologists.

Research Administration

Marie-Dominique Devignes is Chargée de Mission for the CyberBioHealth research axis at the LORIA and is a member of the “Comipers” recruitment committee for Inria Nancy – Grand Est.

David Ritchie is a member of the Commission de Mention Informatique (CMI) of the University of Lorraine's IAEM doctoral school. Until November 2018 he was a member of the Bureau of the Project Committee for Inria Nancy – Grand Est.

Sabeur Aridhi is responsible for the major in IAMD (Ingénierie et Applications des Masses de Données) at TELECOM Nancy (Univ. Lorraine), and a member of the “Commission du Développement Technologique” recruitment committee at Inria Nancy – Grand Est.