Simona Cocco

Directrice de Recherche CNRS
Laboratoire de Physique Statistique de l'ENS

phone: (33) 1 44323371 


Post-doc offer on the modeling of fitness landscape

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Coevolution in proteins and RNA,

theory and experiments

April 17th - 23rd, 2016

Cargèse, Corsica

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Statistical physics methods in biology and comput er science,

July 11th - 16rd, 2016

Paris, France

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The complexity of biological systems makes often difficult to directly measure the interactions between their constituents. Recently I have mainly worked to design new inference algorithms to obtain those interactions using approaches coming from statistical and theoretical physics. Two examples are:

The inference of the interaction parameters between a set of binary variables from their sampled frequencies and pairwise correlations. (see Publicatin list: Biophysics: Inverse Problems).

The inference of a disordered free energy potential from the observation of random walks in its landscape (see Publicatin list: Biophysics: Inverse Problems).

Other lines of research:

Modelling of Singule Molecule experiments on DNA and RNA (see Publicatin list: Biophysics: single molecule modelling)

Analysis of complexity of Algorithm for SAT problem (see Publication list, Optimisation: analysis of algorithms )

Publications:  Published papers

Preprints (last update: 15/03/2013)



Among my collaborators : R. Monasson, J.Marko, D. Chatenay , S. Leibler , M. Barbi , M. Peyrard , M. Weigt, D. Hekstra, B. Greenbaum, N. Douarche, V. Baldazzi, C. Barbieri, V. Sessak, J. Barton, G. Tavoni, U. Ferrari, E. de Leonardis

LPS-ENS, 24, rue Lhomond, Office GH301, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France.