Bonsai Bioinformatics

We are a bioinformatics research group affiliated with the Centre de Recherche en Informatique, Signal et Automatique de Lille (CRIStAL, Université de Lille, CNRS).

The main goal of our research is to define combinatorial models and efficient algorithms for large-scale sequence analysis in molecular biology. This includes high throughput sequencing data analysis, genome annotation, metagenomics, RNAs, genome rearrangements, non ribosomal peptides.

See our software server, our github repository and the list of publications.


  • The team was involved in the organization of RECOMB 2018.

Some of our projects

  • YASS: DNA homology search
  • Norine: Unique resource for non ribosomal peptides
  • SortMeRNA, MATAM: Metagenomics, metatranscriptomics
  • Vidjil: High-throughput analysis of V(D)J immune repertoire
  • GATB: Genome Analysis Toolbox with de-Bruijn graph
  • RNAspace: The non-coding RNA annotation platform

Location and address

Lille is located in Northern France, close to Paris (1h), Belgium and Great Britain.

Our postal address is

    CRIStAL - Bâtiment M3
Cité scientifique
59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex

  • cnrs
  • university of lille