INRIA - Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique, RTD, France

INRIA, the French national institute for research in computer science and control, operating under the dual authority of the Ministry of Research and the Ministry of Industry, is dedicated to fundamental and applied research in computer science and mathematics. It has a workforce of 3 500 scientists from INRIA and INRIA's partner organisations such as the CNRS (the French national center for scientific research), universities and leading engineering schools. INRIA also collaborates with numerous scientific and academic institutions abroad.

The Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Évolutive (LBBE) with which INRIA is partner and where is physically located the ERABLE team that will be participating in this project is part of the CNRS (UMR 5558) and of the University of Lyon 1. Its research topics cover various aspects of computational and evolutionary biology, and of ecology.

The ERABLE team, headed by Dr. Marie-France Sagot who currently is also PI of an ERC Advanced Grant, is the first INRIA European Team: it indeed includes researchers from the INRIA, the CNRS, the University of Lyon 1, and the INSA of Lyon in France, but also from the Universities of Rome La Sapienza, Florence and Pisa in Italy, and from the Free University and the CWI of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, who all have a long history of successfully collaborating together. It offers unique possibilities for training & research in a multidisciplinary environment across different European countries.

Role and key persons: 

ESR15 will be hosted and principally supervised by Dr. Marie-France Sagot (10%). ESRX will be principally supervised by Professor Alberto Marchetti-Spaccamela (10%). Both will receive additional computational input from Professor Leen Stougie (10%).

Research facilities, infrastructure and equipment: 

The INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes Center to which the ERABLE Team is attached and the LBBE of the CNRS & University of Lyon 1 where it is located both have access to a suite of state-of-the-art computer science centers and to a bioinformatics platform, the PRABI ("Pôle Rhone-Alpin de BioInformatique").