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BioInformatics Platform for Agroecosystems Arthropods (BIPAA)

The BioInformatics Platform for Agroecosystems Arthropods (BIPAA) aims to assist genomics and post-genomics programs developed on insects associated to agroecosystem, for the Plant Health and Environment Division of INRAE. 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 INRAE labs, including IGEPP, 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 to develop special treatments on a large panel of “omics”  (e.g. genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, methylomics or proteogenomics) in strong collaboration with the INRIA GenScale team headed by Dominique Lavenier in Rennes.

The team benefits from the housing of the Genouest platform, an IBISA platform, member of RENABI (French Network of Bioinformatics Platforms) headed by Olivier Collin at INRIA Rennes.

BIPAA created and manages two websites dedicated to genome data:


Access Policy

Collaborative programs with the BIPAA platform are driven by the two French networks BAPOA and ADALEP.

Means and Equipments

Two full-time ingeniors: Fabrice Legeai and Anthony Bretaudeau

50 To dedicated to storage, 1 8CPUs Data server for the database, network and calculations

Key figures

  • The BIPAA platform is associated with more than 10 projects from the 5 labs that are currently working with the platform
  • AphidBase: 21,635 visits and  8,514 visitors in 2011
  • LepidoDB: 1,070 visits and 386 visitors in 2011