Computational Biology and Evolution lab.

We are in the Department of Computer Science of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and associated with the LACIM. Our research focuses on Computational Biology and Evolution, particularly the design of new algorithms to study RNA molecules and viral infections.


I am looking for students at all levels. Contact me with a cover letter on your background and motivation to pursue research, a CV as well as your transcripts.
I have funded PhD positions available. The project is on new algorithms to study RNA 3D structures.


V. Reinharz

Vladimir Reinharz

From really close

Roman Sarrazin-Gendron

Roman Sarrazin-Gendron

PhD Student

With Jérôme Waldispühl

Wilfried Agbeto

Wilfried Agbeto

MSc Student

With Camille Coti

Faezeh Pouya Mehr

Faezeh Pouya Mehr

MSc Student

With François Major

Nassir Adekoudjo

Nassir Adekoudjo

MSc Student



Book Chapters

Other Publications

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    1. Cataloguing recurrent long-range interactions in RNA structures exhibits their diversity and conservation through non-related functional RNAs (or What is life's underlying geometry?)
      Global Innovation Forum, Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST), 2018
    2. Designing RNA sequences with targeted secondary structure and nucleotide distribution
      21st Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecual Biology / 12th European Conference on Computational Biology (ISMB/ECCB), 2013
    3. Towards 3D structure prediction of large RNA molecules: an integer programming framework to insert local 3D motifs in RNA secondary structure
      20th Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB), 2012


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    reinharz.vladimir [at]
    Phone: +1 (514) 987-3000 ext.8214
    Fax: +1 (514) 987-8477
    201, av. Président-Kennedy
    Room PK-4320

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