BioInformatics Platform for Agroecosystem Arthropods
BIPAA is a central platform to assist genomics and post-genomics programs developed on insects associated to agroecosystem, for the Plant Health and Environment Division of INRA. It shares resources and standards critical to guarantee data integration and interoperability, and improves the coherence of the protocols set up by its various partners. Apart from giving access to the data, the main utility of BIPAA is to settle an environment allowing a larger community to elaborate complex genomics analyses, browsing, mixing or crossing heterogeneous data.
BIPAA works with different INRA labs, and is mainly associated with national networks settled on aphids, lepidopteran and their associated parasitoids and predators. It is also involved in international projects on insect genome sequencing such as i5K.
The platform aims at developing particular treatments on a large panel of “omics” (e.g. genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, methylomics or proteogenomics) in strong collaboration with the GenScale team headed by Dominique Lavenier, and Dyliss team headed by Anne Siegel, both in INRIA/Irisa center in Rennes, France.
BIPAA created and manages dedicated information systems dedicated to genomic data:
- AphidBase (dedicated to aphids)
- LepidoDB (dedicated to lepidopteran)
- ParWaspDB (dedicated to parasitoid wasps)
A dedicated Galaxy server is available with specific resources and tools for the analysis of insects genomic data:
Access to some of these resources is restricted. To create an account, use the BIPAA registration form.