Patterns of diversity and networks of function
Patterns of diversity and networks of function

The study of biology associates pattern recognition of diversity with modeling of functional and evolutionary processes. Pleiade addresses the triple challenge 
of building compact representations of dissimilarities measured between biological objects, exploring the relations between diversity in traits and diversity in function at multiple scales, and integrating these relations into numerical and discrete models. We refine geometric methods for compactly representing genomic and taxonomic diversity. We promote the view that metabolic models compactly represent functional diversity, at the scale of organisms or of communities of organisms. Pleiade develops and disseminates algorithms, models, and software frameworks for applications in ecology, evolution, and biotechnology.

Centre(s) inria
Inria Centre at the University of Bordeaux
In partnership with


Team leader

Catherine Cattaert Megrat

Team assistant