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Laboratory for Computational
Biology and Bioinformatics

Welcome to the website of the Laboratory for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.
The Laboratory was started in June 2006 by Professor Bernard Moret. Our main area of interest is the design of models and algorithms for problems arising in biology, mostly evolutionary biology (phylogenetics) and genomics (regulatory, comparative, and evolutionary genomics). We work mainly with large-scale simulations, but we also make use of published data, including most common databases in genomics and proteomics.

To design, implement, test, and assess models and algorithms for discrete problems arising in evolutionary molecular biology.

See the recent ACM Ubiquity interview with Prof. Moret on Experimental Algorithmics.

About EPFL

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Events (2014)

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We regularly teach the Master's level courses Computational Molecular Biology (Spring semesters, 5 EPFL credits) and Advanced Algorithms (Fall semesters, 7 EPFL credits). We occasionally teach the PhD level course Theory of Computation (5 EPFL credits). We have co-taught (with colleagues from the School of Life Sciences) courses in Bioinformatics at both Master's and PhD level. We will teach the second-year course Theoretical Computer Science in Spring 2012.