The National Center for Nuclear Sciences and Technologies

Class of 2017

19 staff members, 31 participants

What are the academic backgrounds of the participants in your classroom?

Molecular biology, computer science, medicine, mathematics, statistics

What are the main research interests of your institution?

Our institution is the National Center for Nuclear Sciences & Technology (CNSTN), Tunisia. The CNSTN IBT_2017 team is a multidisciplinary team composed of researchers from different institutes with expertise in computational biology, computational microbiology, microbial genomics, (bio)informatics, plant biology, radiation biology/radiomutagenesis and host-pathogen interactions.

Our team has particularly contributed to our understanding of fundamental aspects related to the evolution of ionizing-radiation-resistant prokaryotes (IRRP) and the mechanisms of microbial pathogenicity & host-pathogen interactions. It has also contributed to applied research, with the initiation of projects aimed at studying the effect of radiation on both bacteria and plants and finding solutions to bioremediation issues (e.g. bioremediation of radioactive waste using IRRP).

Currently, CNSTN IBT_2017 Team members are implicated in various ongoing genome-sequencing projects and database development (e.g.,; The expertise of our team will be the foundation of the CNSTN IBT_2017 course and aid our participants in learning about a wide variety of topics, including basic bioinformatics, introduction to command-line interface, analysis and mining of large-scale data and use of complementary bioinformatic tools (e.g. kegg pathways, gene ontology, functional enrichment analyses).

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