Yvan Le Bras
INRIA / EnginesOn
Initially a marine Biologist, focusing on Populations structure, Yvan received a PhD on quantitative genetics and genomics in Rennes University. After a one year postdoc at INSERM dedicated to Integrative genomics, he investigated an e-Science approach for Life Sciences during a 3 year postdoc project at INRIA / IRISA Rennes. One of the outcome of this project, called e-Biogenouest, is an innovative Virtual Research Environment (VRE) based on existing open source IT solutions and standards for western France life sciences communities. The success of this VRE proof of concept, focusing on scientific collaboration and project management, data management and analysis led to the CeSGO project funded by Brittany region for 3 years. Yvan is now working on this project aiming at the development and implementation of the first French e-Science center and the extension of the VRE concept to others scientific domains such as Human sciences, Mechanics or Electronics. More recently, he was also involved in the stat-up project Engineson, http://engineson.fr/, proposing virtual labs and services for life sciences data analysis.