Alain Viari, Deputy Scientific Director
Alain Viari - photo I. Qinzburg
Since 2012 Alain Viari has been appointed as Deputy Scientific Director at INRIA in charge of ICST for Life and Environmental Sciences. His research activities focus on the development of string and graph algorithms for genomics and proteomics. More recently he grew a new interest for ecology and evolutionary study of infectious diseases.
Alain Viari graduated from University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI) and holds a PhD in Biophysics. From 1988 to 1999 he worked as a CNRS researcher at Institut Curie (Physics department) and University Paris VI (Atelier de Bioinformatique). He moved to INRIA in 2000 and was successively at the head of a bioinformatics research team (Helix) and Scientific Delegate of the Grenoble-Rhône-Alpes research center.