The Team in 2022

  • Marie-Dominique Devignes (CNRS researcher ; Team Leader since September 2019) — complex network analysis; biological data mining; knowledge discovery in biological databases. marie-dominique.devignes AT  |  +33 3 83 59 20 65
  • Malika Smail-Tabbone (MC, HDR, Université de Lorraine) — Data integration and analysis; knowledge discovery from biomedical data; graph and relational data mining.         malika.smail AT
  • Bernard Maigret (Emeritus CNRS researcher) — molecular dynamics simulation; virtual drug screening. bernard.maigret AT
  • Sabeur Aridhi (MC, TELECOM Nancy) — big data; artificial intelligence; cloud computing; bioinformatics. sabeur.aridhi AT
  • Isaure Chauvot de Beauchêne (CNRS researcher) — modeling proteins and their complexes, especially with nucleic acids. isaure.chauvot-de-beauchene AT
  • Dominique Mias-Lucquin (Post-Doc Fellow) — Modelling ICE St3 relaxase-ssDNA interactions
    dominique.mias-lucquin AT
  • Kamrul Islam (PhD student) — Distributed link prediction in large complex graphs: application to biomolecule interactions
    kamrul.islam AT
  • Diego Amaya Ramirez (PhD student) — 3D-modeling of HLA antigens – Structure-based study of donor-receptor compatibility
    diego.amaya-ramirez AT
  • Anna Kravchenko (PhD student) — Improving methods to dock RNA with proteins
    anna.kravchenko AT
  • Hrishikesh Dhondge (PhD student) — Data analysis on RNA recognition motifs (RRMs)
    hrishikesh.dhondge AT
  • Antoine Moniot (PhD student) — Modeling protein / nucleic acid complexes by combinatorial structural fragment assembly
    antoine.moniot AT
  • Athénaïs Vaginay (PhD student) — Model Construction and Analysis of Biological Networks: Application to Perturbed Networks in Diseases
    athenais.vaginay AT
  • Isabelle Herlich (Inria Team Assistant)
    isabelle.herlich AT  |  +33 3 83 59 20 72
  • Antoinette Courrier (CNRS Team Assistant)
    antoinette.courrier AT  |  +33 3 83 59 20 09


  • Kevin Dalleau (PhD student) « Une approche stochastique à base d’arbres aléatoires pour le calcul de dissimilarités: application au clustering pour diverses structures de données ». Thesis defended on November 23, 2021
  • Camille Besançon (Post-Doc Fellow) — Modelling long non coding RNA (ANRIL) interaction with regulatory proteins                                                                                                                                                 camille.besancon AT
  • Amina Ahmed Nacer (Post-Doc, Région Lorraine-CHRU de Nancy) – GraphScore project.Bishnu Sarker (PhD student) — Developing distributed graph-based approaches for large-scale protein function annotation and knowledge discovery. Thesis defended on April 24, 2021.
  • Wissem Inoubli (PhD student, Tunis University) — Graph mining of distributed and dynamic graphs. Thesis defended on January 7, 2021.
  • Karina Mayumi Sakita (PhD student, State University of Maringá) – Virtual screening for identifying inhibitors.
  • Maria Elisa Ruiz-Echartea (PhD student) — Pairwise and Multi-Component Protein-Protein Docking Using Exhaustive Branch-and-Bound Tri-Dimensional Rotational Searches. Thesis defended on December 18, 2019.
  • Gabin Personeni (PhD student) — exploration of linked open data in view of knowledge discovery
  • Seyed Ziaeddin Alborzi (PhD student) — automatic protein domain function annotation

Former Team Members

  • Louane Sigrist (Engineer Bioinformatics) – HLA-3D-Diff project
    louane.sigrist AT
  • Amal Stiti (M2 student, University of Tunis) – Distributed graph computing for protein function annotation
    amal.stiti AT
  • Emmanuel Bresso (Research Engineer) — Fight Heart Failure ANR project
  • Philippe Noel (Bioinformatics Master-2 Inria Apprentice) — Design of Inhibitors of the Transfer of Antimicrobial Resistance – (LUE project « CITRAM »)
  • Claire Lacomblez (Engineer) — Design and Development of a Database System to Study the Effects of Epleronone on Heart Failure and Obesity (ANR project « FIGHT-HF »)
  • Dave Ritchie (Inria researcher; Capsid team founder) — protein docking; protein interactions; protein structure alignment. Dave Ritchie passed away on September, 15, 2019 (Obituary)
  • Antoine Chemardin (Development Engineer) — Galaxy structural bioinformatics platform