The transversal In-Silico Biology (Biologie in silico, BIS) group was created in February 2018 to allow all IGDR bioinformaticians to meet and exchange views, with feedback given to the Director and IGDR once per year. This group goes beyond just sequence bioinformatics, and is open to all algorithm developers, statisticians, analysts, modellers, and so on.
In a second step, in March 2020 we launched BIS 2.0, headed by Yuna BLUM, Thomas DERRIEN, Christophe HÉLIGON, Christophe HITTE, Marine JACQUIER, and Nicolas SORIANO. Every two months the group organizes workshops and bioinformatics conferences. It will also have a principal role in increasing the cohesion between the teams working with bioinformatic tools within the IGDR. These tools include those used for the comparing, analysing, and interpreting of genetic and genomic data, but also those used for image and signal processing.