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- Common and phylogenetically widespread coding for peptides by bacterial small RNAs – Follow up of a project regarding its journal review(Benno SCHWIKOWSKI - Systems Biology) - Closed
- A novel MacSyFinder module for detection of bacterial capsule systems on the future Galaxy platform.(Eduardo ROCHA - Microbial Evolutionary Genomics) - Closed
- Development of a web application and new functionalities for the maintenance and curation of iPPI-DB(Olivier SPERANDIO - Center for Innovation and Technological Research) - In Progress
After a PhD in informatics on graph analysis (metabolic networks and sRNA-mRNA interaction graphs) at the LaBRI (Université de Bordeaux), I joined the DSIMB team (INTS) for a post-doc on structural modeling. Then, I performed a second post-doc at Metagenopolis – INRA Jouy-en-Josas, where I was initiated to the analysis of metagenomic data. I was recruited at the HUB in 2015, and since I pursue the development of methods dedicated to the treatment of metagenomic data by combining either the treatment of sequencing data, the statistics, the protein structural modeling and the graph analysis.
AlgorithmicsClusteringGenome assemblyGenomicsMetabolomicsModelingNon coding RNASequence analysisStructural bioinformaticsTargeted metagenomicsDatabaseGenome analysisBiostatisticsProgram developmentScientific computingDatabases and ontologiesExploratory data analysisData and text miningIllumina HiSeqComparative metagenomicsRead mappingIllumina MiSeqSequence homology analysisGene predictionMultidimensional data analysisSequencingShotgun metagenomics
- Regulation of nasopharyngeal microbiome in normal healthy individuals(James DI SANTO - Innate Immunity) - Pending
- Changes in cellular pathways during SARS-CoV-2 infection upon drug treatment(Bjoern MEYER - Viral Populations and Pathogenesis) - Pending
- Identification, structural and functional analyses of peptides from SARS-Cov2 binding with high affinity to MHC-E and impact on NK cell responses in SARS-Cov2 infection(Huot NICOLAS - HIV, Inflammation and Persistence) - Pending
After a Master degree in Genome Analysis and Molecular Modeling at Denis Diderot University, I did a PhD in NMR / bioinformatics at Denis Diderot University, where I worked on the development and use of a software named DaDiModO which uses SAXS data and RDC/NMR data to calculate models of structural proteins. After a postdoc aiming to adapt ARIA software to allow execution on computing grid in the Structural Bioinformatic Team at Institut Pasteur in collaboration with IBCP, I joined CIB/DSI Team where I was responsible for the development of bioinformatics projects and the deployment, maintenance and evolution of the Pasteur Galaxy server. I joined the Hub/C3BI team in 2017 as research engineer where I’m involved in several projects such as structural bioinformatics, softwares and web development. I am also in charge of the maintenance of the Galaxy Pasteur instance.
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- basic alignment/visualisation pipeline(Pablo NAVARRO - Epigenetics of Stem Cells) - In Progress
- Track Analyzer(Arthur MICHAUT - Morphogenesis Regulation In Higher Vertebrates) - In Progress
- Implementation of the ViroScreen workflow in Galaxy(Laurent DACHEUX - Lyssavirus Dynamics and Host Adaptation) - In Progress
Dr. Natalia Pietrosemoli is an Engineer with a M. Sc. in Modeling and Simulation of Complex Realities from the International Center for Theoretical Physics, ICTP and the International School of Advanced Studies, SISSA (Triest, Italy). During her M. Sc. internships she mostly worked in modeling, optimization, combinatorics and information theory applied to medical imaging. In 2012 she got a Ph. D in Computational Biology from the School of Bioengineering of Rice University (Houston, TX, US), where she specialized in computational structural biology and functional genomics. Her doctoral thesis “Protein functional features extracted with from primary sequences : a focus on disordered regions”, contributed to a better understanding of the functional and evolutionary role of intrinsic disorder in protein plasticity, complexity and adaptation to stress conditions. As part of her Ph. D., Natalia was a visiting scholar in two labs in Madrid: the Structural Computational Biology Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), where she mainly worked in sequence analysis and the functional-structural relationships of proteins, and the Computational Systems Biology Group at the Spanish National Centre for Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC ), where she studied the functional implications of intrinsically disordered proteins at the genomic level for several organisms, collaborating with different experimental and theoretical groups. In 2013, she joined the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics as a postdoctoral fellow in the Bioinformactics Core Facility. Her main project consisted in the molecular classification of a rare type of lymphoma, which involved the integration of transcriptomic, clinical and mutational data for the identification of molecular markers for classification, diagnosis and prognosis. This work was performed in collaboration with the Pathology Institute at the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV). In November of 2015 Natalia joined the Hub Team @ Pasteur C3BI as a Senior Bioinformatician. Natalia is especially interested in the integrative analysis of different omics data, both at large-scale and for small datasets, and loves collaborating in interdisciplinary environments and having feedback from her fellow experimental colleagues. Currently, she’s coordinating several projects performing functional and pathway analysis at the genomic level. By grouping genes, proteins and other biological molecules into the pathways they are involved in, the complexity of the analyses is significantly reduced, while the explanatory power increases with respect to having a list of differentially expressed genes or proteins.
AlgorithmicsData managementGenomicsImage analysisMachine learningModelingProteomicsSequence analysisStructural bioinformaticsTranscriptomicsDatabaseGenome analysisBiostatisticsScientific computingDatabases and ontologiesApplication of mathematics in sciencesData and text miningGeneticsGraphics and Image ProcessingBiosensors and biomarkersClinical researchCell biology and developmental biologyInteractomicsBioimage analysis
- Global BioID-based SARS-CoV-2 proteins proximal interactome unveils novel ties between viral polypeptides and host factors involved in multiple COVID19-associated mechanisms(Yves JACOB - Molecular Genetics of RNA Viruses) - In Progress
- Mitochondrial polarization identifies functionally mature human NK cells(Laura SURACE - Innate Immunity) - Awaiting Publication
- Proteomic analysis of the intracellular compartments containing Brucella abortus(Javier PIZARRO-CERDA - Yersinia) - In Progress
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HIV-1 replication requires the integration of the viral genome into the cell genome. A viral-encoded enzyme, integrase (IN), performs this critical step of infection and is a promising target for anti-viral therapeutics. If the catalytic properties of INs are well characterized, the mechanisms responsible for their site selectivity are still under investigation. Several cellular proteins, such as the LEDFGF/p75 transcription regulator, the RNA polymerase II machinery, nuclear pore proteins and specific modified histones have been proposed to be involved in IN selectivity at a genomic level. In addition, structural parameters of the target DNA helix (curvature, flexibility and topology) are proposed to regulate IN selectivity at a local level. Our team is studying the role and molecular mechanisms associated with these various parameters (Botbol et al., 2008; Lesbats et al., 2011; Morchikh et al., 2013; Benleulmi et al., 2015; Naughtin et al.,). This project aims to define the role of cellular DNA topology during HIV-1 integration. We will first compare already mapped integration sites and superhelicity profiles and search for possible correlations between these two parameters. We will then modify topoisomerases activity in infected cells and study the consequences on viral replication and integration. Finally, we will study in vitro, the direct effects on integration of two parameters of DNA topology, the twist and writhe of the DNA helix. This project relies on complementary in vivo, in vitro and in silico approaches. Bio-informatics tools are crucial for the correlative and statistical analyses of integration sites and superhelicity maps.
HIV-1 replication requires the integration of the viral genome into the cell genome. A viral-encoded enzyme, integrase (IN), performs this critical step of infection and is a promising target for anti-viral therapeutics. If the catalytic properties of INs are well characterized, the mechanisms responsible for their site selectivity are still under investigation. Several cellular proteins, such as the LEDFGF/p75 transcription co-activator, the RNA polymerase II machinery, nuclear pore proteins and specific modified histones have been proposed to be involved in IN selectivity at a genomic level but the underlying molecular mechanisms remain to be demonstrated. In addition, structural parameters of the target DNA helix (curvature, flexibility, topology) are proposed to regulate IN selectivity at a local level. Our aims are to study the role of these different parameters of IN selectivity, using both in vitro and in vivo approaches. In vitro, we will map integration sites on various target DNA substrates (naked DNA or chromatin, minicircles, plasmids with different topologies, transcribed templates) and will test the effect of purified proteins suspected to regulate IN selectivity. In vivo, integration sites will be mapped in cells depleted of these suspected regulators or in cells incubated with drugs targeting enzymes involved in transcription, DNA topology or histone modifications. Integration sites will be mapped using published or “home-made” protocols and the sites will be compared with DNA structural parameters, nucleosome positions, histone modifications or transcriptional parameters (published maps). Bio-informatics tools are crucial for these correlative and statistical analyses of integration sites. Our project relies on complementary in vivo, in vitro and in silico approaches. It should establish molecular and mechanistic rules of HIV-1 integration selectivity that could serve in the development of new antiviral strategies and of safer gene therapy vectors.
L'extraction des protéines humaines qui interagir avec des protéines virales par le séquençage des barcodes associés avec les protéines humaines et virales. Analyses structurales des protéines virales et humain pour trouver les sites d’accrochage.
Background: PLA2 is known to regulate vesicle secretion in diverse eukaryotic cells. We are interested in determining the putative role of PLA2 in secretion of apical vesicular organelles called micronemes and rhoptries in P. falciparum merozoites. PLA2 inhibitors such as 4-BPB are known to block growth of the related Apicomplexan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. There are 3 annotated PLA2 genes in the P. falciparum genome database (Pf3D70209100, PF3D71358000, PF3D70924000). We would like to analyze these putative PLA2 genes using bioinformatics to support our drug development studies.
Development of a web application and new functionalities for the maintenance and curation of iPPI-DB
A new version of the iPPI-DB, a manually curated database that contains the structure, some physicochemical characteristics, the pharmacological data and the profile of the PPI targets of several hundred modulators of protein-protein interactions.
This new version will include:
- A maintenance application that facilitates and automates the updates of the database. The computation of the various physico-chemical properties of the modulators and chemical similarity screening on the Galaxy server of the Institut Pasteur.
- A new target-centric mode, based on the mapping of all druggable cavities at the core of PPI interfaces throughout the Protein Data Bank.
The ARIA (Ambiguous Restraints for Iterative Assignment) software, developed at the Structural Bioinformatics Unit, automatizes the treatment of NMR data and protein structure calculation by molecular dynamics simulation. To enhance the visibility of the software, it is necessary to develop a new web interface where users will be able to easily manage their data, perform calculations and analyze the results of the ARIA calculations.
The adenylate cyclase (CyaA) produced by B. pertussis, the causative agent of whooping cough, is one of the major virulence factors of this organism. CyaA plays an important role in the early stages of respiratory tract colonization by B. pertussis. This toxin uses an original intoxication mechanism: secreted by the virulent bacteria, it is able to invade eukaryotic target cells through a unique but poorly understood mechanism that involves a direct translocation of the catalytic domain across the plasma membrane. CyaA is a 1706-residue long protein organized in a modular fashion. The ATP-cyclizing, calmodulin-activated, catalytic domain (ACD) is located in the 400 amino-terminal residues. Once secreted by the bacteria, the toxin binds calcium in the extracellular milieu and refolds into a functional state. Then, CyaA translocates its catalytic domain directly across the plasma membrane from the extracellular medium to the host cell cytoplasm where, upon activation by endogenous calmodulin, it increases the concentration of cAMP to supraphysiological levels that ultimately leads to the cell death. Recently, we succeeded to refold CyaA in a stable and monomeric form that is fully folded and functional (at variance with all prior procedures in which the polypeptides were largely aggregated upon urea removal). Both calcium and molecular confinement are mandatory to produce the monomeric state and CyaA acylation also strongly contributes to the refolding process. We further show that the monomeric preparation displayed hemolytic and cytotoxic activities suggesting that the monomer is the genuine, physiologically active form of the toxin. Hence, despite recent advances in the understanding of CyaA, its mechanisms of cell intoxication process, in particular the membrane translocation step, remains poorly understood from a fundamental perspective. The description of the molecular events occurring prior to and during the translocation of the catalytic domain across the lipi