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MIA-Jouy merged with MIG to create the MaIAGE Unit on January 1, 2015

19 February 2015

A new Unit in INRA of Jouy en Josas

The MaIAGE unit ("Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, from the Genome to the Environment") was created on 1 January 2015; It results from the merger of the two units and the Inra center of Jouy-en-Josas. 




Research Unit 'Applied Mathematics and Computer Science,  from Genomes to the Environment' (MaIAGE)

The MaIAGE research laboratory gathers mathematicians, computer scientists, bioinformaticians and biologists to tackle problems coming from biology, agronomy and ecology; The addressed questions may concern processes at very different levels: molecular, cellular or multicellular, individual, populations, ecosystems or landscapes. 

MaIAGE develops original methods in mathematics, statistics and computer science which are generic or driven by specific biological problems. A particular attention is paid to develop and make available softwares, databases, ontologies and web services so that biologists can use them easily to analyze their data or to mine the scientific literature.

The MaIAGE unit is structured into 4 research teams:

  •      StatInfOmics: bioinformatics and statistics for "omic" data
  •      BioSys: Systems Biology
  •      Dynenvie: dynamic and statistical modeling for ecosystems, epidemiology and agronomy
  •      Bibliome: acquisition and formalization of knowledge from text

And a bioinformatics platform:

  •      MIGAL

It is a multidisciplinary research unit belonging to the INRA, which depends on two departments: Mathematics and Applied Informatics (MIA, pilot department) and MIcrobiologie et Chaîne Alimentaire (MICA). It is composed of about fifty permanent staff and some thirty students and non-permanent staff.