Jérôme Waldispühl group @ McGill
RNA Bioinformatics & Citizen Science


RNA Bioinformatics

Computational methods to predict RNA 3D structures and molecules binding them

Citizen Science

Human-centered computing & Crowd-computing video games for genomic data analysis


Source code, databases, web servers

Project Description Resource Status
RNAmigos Prediction of small molecule binding RNA https://github.com/cgoliver/rnamigos2
RNAglib Python library for RNA structure analysis & prediction https://github.com/cgoliver/rnaglib
BayesPairing Prediction of RNA 3D modules https://jwgitlab.cs.mcgill.ca/sarrazin/rnabayespairing2
VeRNAl Fuzzy classification of RNA 3D motifs https://vernal.cs.mcgill.ca
RNA-MoIP Prediction of RNA 2.5D structures https://gitlab.info.uqam.ca/cbe/RNAMoIP
CaRNAval RNA 3D modules with long-range interactions https://carnaval.lisn.upsaclay.fr
Optimol Generative modeling of small molecule binding proteins https://github.com/jacquesboitreaud/OptiMol/
IncaRNAtion Design of RNA sequence with target 2D structure https://github.com/McGill-CSB/IncaRNAtion
aRNAhack Prediction of RNA functional sites https://jwgitlab.cs.mcgill.ca/vreinharz/arnhack
achARNement Reconstruction of ancestral RNA sequences https://jwgitlab.cs.mcgill.ca/vreinharz/acharnement
RNApyro Error correction of structured RNA sequences https://github.com/McGill-CSB/RNApyro
SPARCS Analysis of structural content of coding RNA http://csb.cs.mcgill.ca/sparcs/
MateRNAl Simulation of evolution of RNA under structural constraints https://jwgitlab.cs.mcgill.ca/cgoliver/maternal/
P3Fold Prediction of protein folding routes http://csb.cs.mcgill.ca/P3Fold/
Fibrilizer Analysis of Amyloid fibrils http://amyloid.cs.mcgill.ca/
RNAmutants Exploration of the RNA mutational landscape https://github.com/McGill-CSB/RNAmutants
CorRNA Prediction of RNA deleterious mutations https://github.com/McGill-CSB/corRna
PartiFold Prediction of transmembrane β-barrels
Borderlands Science Human microbiome sequence alignment http://dnapuzzles.org
Project Discovery 3 Flow cytometry gating http://dnapuzzles.org
Phylo DNA & RNA sequence alignment http://phylo.cs.mcgill.ca
ARGV Augmented reality 3D genome visualization http://argv.cs.mcgill.ca
Colony B Clustering of human microbiome data http://csb.cs.mcgill.ca/colonyb
Market Game Behavioral study in a market game http://dnapuzzles.org


Journal articles, conference papers, book chapters and preprints


Jérôme Waldispühl

Group leader

Elena Nazarova

Research Associate

Alexander Butyaev

Research Associate

Roman Sarrazin-Gendron

PhD Student

Renata Mutalova

PhD student

Javona White Bear

PhD student

Parham Ghasemloo

PhD student

Visitors & Interns

Juan Carvajal (PhD Computer Systems Engineering, National University of Colombia)
Etienne Reboul (PhD Physico-Chemical Biology, University of Paris)


Name Program Year Webpage
Cai, Eddie M.Sc. 2021-2023 https://www.linkedin.com/in/eddiecai
Henegar, Paul-André M.Sc. 2021-2023 https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-andre-henegar
Chol, Arnaud M.Sc. 2021-2022 https://www.linkedin.com/in/arnaud-chol
Oliver, Carlos PhD 2017-2021 https://carlosoliver.co/
Yao, Hua-Ting PhD 2019-2021 https://htyao.gitlab.io/
Mounthanyvong, Julien M.Sc. 2019-2021 https://www.linkedin.com/in/julien-mounthanyvong
Patel, Yash M.Sc. 2018-2020 https://www.linkedin.com/in/yash-patel-52128b160
Boitreaud, Jacques M.Sc. 2019-2020 https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacques-boitreaud
Soulé, Antoine PhD 2012-2019 https://www.linkedin.com/in/antoine-soul%C3%A9-a3906351
Butyaev, Alexander PhD 2013-2019 https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexander-butyaev-b7a2005b
Mallet, Vincent M.Sc. 2018-2019 https://vincentx15.github.io/
Zhang, Eric M.Sc. 2016-2018 https://www.linkedin.com/in/eddiecai
Singh, Akash M.Sc. 2017-2018 https://akashzcoder.github.io/
Imtiyaz, Mansha M.Sc. 2017-2018 https://www.linkedin.com/in/manshaimtiyaz/
Kissel, Eric M.Sc. 2017-2018 https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-kissel-944b71167
Atiia, Ali PhD 2012-2018 https://atiia.xyz
Becerra, David PhD 2012-2017 https://www.cs.mcgill.ca/~dbecer/
Mohajeri, Atefeh Postdoc 2012-2018 https://www.linkedin.com/in/atefehmohajeri/
Reinharz, Vladimir PhD & M.Sc. 2011-2016 https://cbe.uqam.ca/
Tremblay-Savard, Olivier Postdoc 2013-2015 https://home.cs.umanitoba.ca/~tremblao/
Rajagopal, Sriswetha M.Sc. 2013-2015 https://www.linkedin.com/in/sriswetha-rajagopal-43bb15107
Smaoui, Mohamed PhD & M.Sc. 2010-2014 https://www.cs.ku.edu.kw/resume/mohamed-smaoui/
Zhang, Yang M.Sc. 2012-2014 https://www.linkedin.com/in/olivia-zhang-27817982
Zheng, Dai B.Sc. 2015-2017 https://www.linkedin.com/in/zdaizhengdai/
Yao, Jason B.Sc. 2016-2017 https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-yao
Kwak, Daniel B.Sc. 2010-2013 https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-kwak-ba6a5116/
Kam, Alfred B.Sc. 2010-2014 https://www.linkedin.com/in/kamalfred/
Lam, Rudolf B.Sc. 2010-2011 https://www.linkedin.com/in/rudolf-lam-308a74119/
Roumanis, Gary B.Sc. 2010-2011 https://garyroumanis.com/
Kawrykow, Alexander B.Sc. 2010-2011 https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexander-kawrykow-37992944/
Shenker, Salomon B.Sc. 2010-2011 https://www.linkedin.com/in/sol-shenker-840b7a112/

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