Ecole National des Sciences Appliquees, Abdekmalek Essaadi University, Tangier


Tell us something interesting about your institution Each year, since 10 years and counting, ENSAT uninterruptedly ranked in the top three schools among a dozen of national similar schools, in term of best results turn out on a country scale. Geographically, Tangier is located on both the Atlantic ocean’s and the Mediterranean sea’s shores.

What are the main research interests of your institution? The school as a whole is heavily oriented to engineering studies, and is known as such in mainstream discussions. It has, however, departments dedicated to research in applied sciences. Our classroom belongs to the Biotechnology and Bioinformatics studies department.

Class of 2016


What are the academic backgrounds of the IBT_2016 participants in the ENSAT classroom? 1 Doctor in Biology, 1 PhD student in Biotechnology, 17 Masters students in Bioinformatics

The ENSAT team



Sara el Jadid

role for IBT_2016: teaching assistant

Sara EL JADID is a PhD student working in Bioinformatics in the field of analyzing Proteomics data. Prior to beginning the PhD program, Sara has completed her Master degree with honors in bioinformatics in the National School of Applied Science of Tangier-Morocco. During her Master degree, she received varied coursework that has expanded her knowledge of computer science, biostatistics, mathematical modeling, proteomics, genomics, genetics and bioinformatics in general and enriched her skill sets in analyzing various types of data and communicating that information. By the end of her first year in her Master degree, she joined IPM (Institute Pasteur of Morocco) in the Virology/Immunology Laboratory for an internship where she was developing an application that explore, classify, integrate and analyze data from patients with HIV. During her time as a trainee in IPM, she had the opportunity to discover many techniques especially in the field of analyzing high dimensional data. For her Master thesis, she joined INRA (National Institute of Agricultural Research) in France within the PAPPSO team (Platform Paris South West for Proteomic Analysis) for her internship graduation where she has developed new features for the software MassChroQ (Mass Chromatogram Quantification) that make quantification of proteins samples. These features consist in considering the natural isotopes when quantifying to eliminate biased results and improve the quantification. She is preparing herself to become a researcher involved in high technology programs in bioinformatics and she has special interest in some key areas of research, such as proteomics, drug discoveries, rare diseases and cancer.



Eric Nimpaye

role for IBT_2016: teaching assistant, system administrator

Eric Nimpaye is a PhD student in Bioinformatics under the supervision of Professor Ahmed Moussa, a Principal Investigator in the H3BioNet consortium. His main interest lies in bio-ontologies and he is devising models to annotate and curate residual products in high throughput sequencing analyses. In 2013, he obtained a Masters degree in Bioinformatics with special interest in Computational Biology at ENSA. He graduated in 2011 with a bachelor degree in Computer Science & Mathematics in Fes, Morocco. Previously, he had completed primary and high school studies in his home country, Burundi. Along with his educational curriculum, he has been involved in training and working experiences including but not limited to: regular laboratory internships in Tangier (Morocco) and Poitiers (France) as part of his PhD studies, training in Bioinformatics tools integration in November – December 2014 (Paris – France), eBioKit training organized by the H3BioNet in December 2013 (Dar es Salaam – Tanzania), and training in software for Proteomics analyses leading to his Masters degree (February – September 2013).



Taoufik Bensellak

role for IBT_2016: teaching assistant

Taoufik BENSELLAK is a PhD student working in Bioinformatics, A split-site PhD at the University of Liverpool (UoL), UK. As main goals developing stochastic and statistic tools for a better decision on proteins (peptides) quantification and profiling, Elaborating different pipelines for OMICS in distributed systems. Taoufik has completed his Master degree with honors in bioinformatics in the National School of Applied Science of Tangier-Morocco. The Master thesis was about integrating new and unavailable tools into GALAXY, tools for mass spectrometry analysis. Elaborating pipelines and workflows for MS analysis under Galaxy.



Ismail Jamail

role for IBT_2016: teaching assistant

Ismail JAMAIL is a Ph.D. student in RNA sequencing data analysis with particular interests in clustering and decision making. Prior to enrolling at the LabTIC laboratory in Abdelmalek Essadi university, he received his master’s degree in computer science and complex systems from the National School of Applied Sciences of Tangier in 2015, as well as a BSc degree in mathematics and computer science in 2013 from the Faculty of Sciences of Settat. He also took part of the Postgraduate workshop in Nigeria. His current research primarily involves new methods for the analysis of genomic data including RNA-seq and DNA-seq, synthesis and development of new clustering method.

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