The CEA, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, is a leading public body in research, development and innovation. CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world. The agency is active in four main areas: health and information technologies, low-carbon energies, and defence/security. In each of these fields, the CEA maintains a cross-disciplinary culture of engineers and researchers, building on the synergies between fundamental and technological research. Within the CEA, the LIST institute (applied research on software-intensive technologies) is specialized in applied mathematics and computer science, interactive systems, signal processing and sensors with health being a strategic axis of application.

The DCSI, Department of Sensors, Signal and Information, belongs to the LIST Institute within the Technological Research Division of CEA. It shares its technological know-how and deep understanding of end-user for complex and multidimensional health data processing, analysis and modeling. Within the DCSI, the Laboratory of Data Analysis Tools develops innovative mathematical approaches and associated software platforms for signal processing, chemometrics, machine learning in the main “omic” fields (transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics) and in pharmacokinetics. The LIST has a strong experience in European projects (e.g. in health with FP5 “Computis” coordination on molecular imaging – also including Biomargin partners 5 and 11, and FP6 “ReaDNA” on next-generation sequencing) and industrial collaborations.

Contact persons active in BioMargin
Dr Nora Benhabiles
Dr Etienne Thevenot