Bioinformatics For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Jean-Michel’s current research interests are in microbial and structural genomics, and in the development of bioinformatic methods for the prediction of gene function. He is the author or coauthor of more than 150 scientific publications, and a member of numerous international review panels and scientific councils. In his spare time, he enjoys the relaxed pace of life in Marseilles, with his wife Chantal and their two sons, Nicholas and Raphael.
Cedric Notredame is a researcher at the French National
Centre for Scientific Research. Cedric has used and abused the
facilities offered by science to wander around Europe. After a
Ph.D. at EMBL (Heidelberg, Germany) and at the European
Bioinformatics Institute (Cambridge, UK) under the supervision of
Des Higgins (yes, the ClustalW guy), Cedric did a post-doc at the
National Institute of Medical Research (London, UK), in the lab of
Willie Taylor and under the supervision of Jaap Heringa. He then
did a post-doc in Lausanne (Switzerland) with Phillip Bucher, and
remained involved with the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics for
several years. Having had his share of rain, snow, and wind, Cedric
has finally settled in Marseilles, where the sun and the sea are
simply warmer than any other place he has lived in.
Cedric dedicates most of his research to the multiple sequence alignment problem and its many applications in biology. His friends claim that his entire life (past, present, future) is somehow stuffed into the T-Coffee multiple-sequence alignment package. When he is not busy dismantling T-Coffee and brewing new sequences, Cedric enjoys life in the company of his wife, Marita.