Computational Algorithms for Protein Structures and Interactions

Inria, CNRS, University of Lorraine




Univeristè de Lorraine

About Capsid

The Capsid team develops algorithms and software to help study biological systems and phenomena from a structural point of view. In particular, the team aims to develop algorithms which can facilitate and improve the 3D modeling of large multi-component bio-molecular machines. While the team’s principal activity is algorithm and software development, it also tackles "real-world" biological problems through collaborations with the University of Lorraine and Nancy Hospital, and with other research teams from Inria, CNRS, INRA, INSERM, and international universities.

The team's activities focus on two main themes: computational modeling of protein-protein interactions (protein docking and molecular dynamics simulations), and classifying and mining protein structures and protein interactions (knowledge discovery in biological databases).

The team is common ("Equipe Projet Commun") to the CNRS, Inria, and the University of Lorraine, and is a research node of the Institut Français de Bioinformatique.

Key Words

Structural bioinformatics; protein docking; protein interactions; biological data mining; molecular dynamics; virtual drug screening.


Antoine Moniot and Athénaïs Vaginay joined us as PhD students in October 2018!

Malika Smail-Tabbone (MdC Nancy TELECOM) joined us from the Orpailleur team in April 2018! [Home Page]

Isaure Chauvot de Beauchêne joined us in December 2016 as a CNRS researcher! [Story]

Maria Elisa Ruiz-Echartea joined us in November 2016 thanks to an Inria PhD bursary!

Sabeur Aridhi joined us in September 2016 as Maître de Conférences at Nancy TELECOM! [Home Page]