Olivier Croce - Research Engineer – CNRS
Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging of Nice (IRCAN)
INSERM U1081 - CNRS UMR 7284 - UNS
Faculty of Medicine - Pasteur tower - 5th floor
28, av. Valombrose
06107 Nice Cedex 2, France
Phone: +33(0)4 93 37 70 00
http://bioinfomed.fr | www.ircan.org
I am the head of the Bioinformatics & Informatics service of IRCAN (“Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging of Nice”). The main part of the service activity is to interpret and analyze the data coming from IRCAN's teams experiments such as NGS data generated by our hight throughput sequencers. More generally, I perform in silico biology to find hidden relevant biological information in the flow of binary digits !
Responsible of the “Bioinformatics and Informatics” service at the IRCAN institue -
Institute for Research on Cancer and Aging of Nice, Nice, Faculty of Medicine, CNRS UMR 7284. I mainly explore and examine biological data from several disparate sources. See my current works for more !
Bioinformatics plateform of the IHU (Institut hospitalo-universitaire) at Marseille, located at medical shool, La Timone (previously the Rickettsia unit, URMITE - UMR 7278). The institute is headed by Pr. Didier Raoult.
I was in charge of the analysis of the data produced from our NGS platform. The platform currently comprises many pyrosequencing machines: 3 Roche 454 (GS20, XL+ and a Titanium), 1 ABI SOLiD, 1 IonTorrent PGM, 2 MiSeq Illumina).
My interests are also to look inside the genomes of prokaryotes and virus using in silico existing or homemade tools for discovering meaningful cryptic informations.
“Laboratoire de planification assistée par ordinateurs en radiothérapie des cancers (PAORC)”. Modeling of the radiotherapy device « Papillon 50 » and simulations of the absorbed dose using Monte Carlo code PENELOPE (project ANR- 08-TECS-015, centre Antoine Lacassagne, Nice).
Developing new approaches to design PCR primers, development of a software to exchange biological data, achieving database of bacterial sequences (European project: “HealthyWater” FOOD-CT-2006-036306).
DNA chip design for micro organisms identification.
Development of bioinformatics softwares and databases (project « Aquachip »: identification of pathogenics bacteria in water).
Title: “DNA chip design for the identifcation of micro-organisms”. novembre 30, 2005 - Nice.
Jury: M. Gouy, J.M. François, G. Perrière, R. Christen.