• IFB Cloud Infrastructure
    From Big Data to Big Insights. Cloud for collaborative
    and reproducible data life science.

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  • 36 Bioinformatics platforms
    IFB consolidates French National centres,
    services and bioinformatic resources into one Federation.

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  • Bioinformatics Training
    IFB offers training in bioinformatics for
    biomedical and life sciences researchers

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Welcome to the French Institute of Bioinformatics.

The French Institute of Bioinformatics (referred to as IFB hereafter) is a national service infrastructure in bioinformatics that was created following the call for proposals, “National Infrastructures in Biology and Health”, of the “Investments for the Future” initiative (ANR-11-INBS-0013).
This project gathers together the bioinformatics platforms of the main French research organizations, CNRS, INRA, INRIA, CEA and INSERM, as well as CIRAD, the Pasteur and Curie Institutes, and the French universities. There are currently 30 platforms grouped into six regional centers that span the whole of France.
IFB's principal mission is to provide basic services and resources in bioinformatics for scientists and engineers working in the life sciences.
IFB is the French node of the European research infrastructure, ELIXIR.
IFB's partners in the French Bioinformatics community are the French Society of Bioinformatics (SFBI) and the CNRS network for Bioinformatics research (GdR BIM). A list of French laboratories having a Bioinformatics activity is available here.


  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    Elearning - Metagenomics

    The 2016 summer school in metagenomics videos are available for free. Check them out to learn more about metagenomics.

    Metagenomics School
  • Supports de formations

    Uns nouvelle section "Training Materials" disponible sous l'onglet "Formation" vous permet maintenant d'importer vos supports de formations ou de fournir un lien vers ceux-ci. Ces supports seront utilisés pour compléter le portail de formation TESS du projet Elixir.

    Training Materials
  • Monday, May 30, 2016

    E-learning NGS CBiB

    Le projet d'e-learning organisé par le CBiB, France génomique et l'IFB fête son ouverture. Venez découvrir nos videos de formation sur le thème des NGS (RNA-Seq et Génomes complets).

    E-learning - Atelier NGS
  • Tuto editeurs de PF

    Un tutoriel à destination des éditeurs de plateformes vient d'être publié. Vous y apprendrez à utiliser le formulaire d'édition de votre plateforme afin de remplir efficacement vos données et utiliser les outils mit à votre disposition

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  • From 26-03-2018 to 27-03-2018

    Train the Trainers

    ELIXIR-EXCELERATE Train-the-Trainers (TtT)
    l'Institut Pasteur
  • From 28-03-2018 to 29-03-2018

    ELIXIR Software Carpentry Workshop

    Teaching basic lab skill for Research Computing
    l'Institut Pasteur (Paris)
  • From 09-04-2018 to 12-04-2018

    Metagenomic: amplicons and stats

    Familiarization with the hardware infrastructure, biological data banks and widely used bioinformatics softwares ...
    Inra, 24 ch. de Borderouge, Auzeville
  • From 13-05-2018 to 17-05-2018

    analyse de données metabarcoding

    introduire les concepts clés liés aux analyses de metabarcoding et les illustrer au moyen de cas concrets d’analyse
  • From 14-05-2018 to 15-05-2018

    MicroScope Open Days

    Journées utilisateurs de la plateforme MicroScope.
    Institut Pasteur Paris
  • From 05-06-2018 to 05-06-2018

    RNAseq de novo assembly - Genotoul (seco...

    Training course for bio-informaticians and biologists aiming at introduce analysis of sequences
    Inra, 24 ch. de Borderouge, Auzeville
  • From 17-06-2018 to 22-06-2018

    Ecole thématique CNRS 2018

    Transcriptomique et épigénomique en cellule unique: théorie et pratique (sincellTE)
    Station Biologique Roscoff

Data sampling from our registry

Tools sampling from our registry

  • AGMIAL, plate-forme d’annotation de génomes microbiens.
    Bryson K, Loux V, Bossy R, Nicolas P, Chaillou S, van de Guchte M, Penaud S, Maguin E, Hoebeke M, Bessières P, Gibrat JF: AGMIAL:...

    Platform: MIGALE
  • Fast protein structure alignment (pairwise, multiple, flexible) and database search (e.g. CATH, SCOP, ECOD, Pfam).

    Platform: MBI
  • OCG

    OCG est un algorithme d'analyse de grapghe qui identifie des classes chevauchantes de sommlets par optimisation de la modularité de l'ensemble des classes.

    Platform: TAGC-BCF
  • Given a sample of (unaligned) sequences belonging to a structural or functional family of proteins, Protomata-Learner infers automata characterizing the family. Automata are graphical models...

    Platform: GenOuest
  • Frog is intended to generate 3D for drugs, usually described using a 1D or 2D representation. Frog performs isomer identification from ambiguous compound description. Frog is able...

    Platform: RPBS
  • CRAC proposes a novel way of analyzing reads that integrates genomic locations and local coverage, and delivers all above mentioned predictions in a...

    Platform: bilille