• 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, July 17, 2018

    Diplôme Universitaire en bioinformatique intégrative

    L'IFB, en partenariat avec l'Université Paris Diderot, propose une nouvelle formation dédiée à l'apprentissage des techniques et outils propres à la bioinformatique intégrative.

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  • Friday, June 1, 2018

    Réponse au canard enchainé

    En réponse à l'article du canard enchaîné du 2 mai 2018, “Ca ne vaut pas un cloud” , le collège de direction de l'IFB a rédigé un article intitulé "Bien plus qu’une poignée de clouds, une boîte à outils pour la biologie"

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  • Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    Les projets pilotes

    L’appel à projets-pilotes constitue la première action du work package “bioinformatique intégrative”, et vise à obtenir des résultats à relativement court terme en s’appuyant sur le know-how existant de différentes structures du PIA (infrastructures, cohortes, plans).

    Les projets pilotes
  • Friday, May 4, 2018

    Lancement de l'infrastructure ProteoRE

    IFB is launching a galaxy user-oriented web-based platform for MS-based proteomics data exploration

    Lancement de l'infrastructure ProteoRE
  • From 25-11-2018 to 30-11-2018

    7ème école de bioinformatique AVIESAN-IF...

    Initiation au traitement des données de génomique obtenues par séquençage à haut débit
    Station biologique de Roscoff
  • From 03-02-2019 to 08-02-2019

    Ecole single-cell 2019

    Single-cell transcriptomics and epigenomics: theory and practice (sincellTE)
    Station Biologique Roscoff

Data sampling from our registry

Tools sampling from our registry

  • A software suite and databases for the interpretation of data from proteomic analyses by mass spectrometry (database search tools, de novo sequencing pipeline, extraction of protein functional...

    Platform: BIstrO
  • An online workflow for Multiple Sequence Alignment.

    Plewniak F, et al. PipeAlign: A new toolkit for protein family analysis. Nucleic Acids Res. 2003 Jul 1;31(13):3829-32.
    Platform: BIstrO
  • Platform: PRABI-Gerland
  • R'MES (Recherche de Mots Exceptionnels dans les Séquences d'ADN) est un ensemble de programmes C++ dédié à la recherche de mots (ou familles de mots) ayant une fréquence exceptionnelle dans une...

    Platform: MIGALE
  • Assemble2 allows the design of RNA 2D structures interactively, creation and assembly of the corresponding RNA 3D modules directly in UCSF Chimera. The available services include 2D prediction, a...

    Platform: BIstrO
  • Minia is a short-read assembler based on a de Bruijn graph, capable of assembling a human genome on a desktop computer in a day. The output of Minia is a set of contigs. Minia produces results of...

    Platform: GenOuest