The MBI-DS4H platform is under the scientific responsability of Marie-Dominique Devignes for the CAPSID team, and Miguel Couceiro for the ORPAILLEUR team.

The maintenance of the platform is carried out by Jonathan Alcuta (50%) , Patrice Ringot (20%) and Antoine Falcone (10%), engineers from the SISR, Loria.

The platform operating committee is composed of the main users of the platform at the LORIA and meets every two months.

External users of the platform are partners involved in collaborative projects with Loria computer scientists. All external users need to request an account for using the computing resources of the MBI platform. They should contact Marie-Dominique Devignes either themselves or through their collaborator at the LORIA.

The MBI-DS4H platform has developed privileged links with the French Institute of Bioinformatics (IFB) for the sharing of structural bioinformatics skills and resources. A request is underway to become a contributory platform of the IFB.


During the CPER MISN (2006-2014), the MBI platform was managed by an operation committee coordinated by Marie-Dominique Devignes, member of the Orpailleur team at the Loria. This committee was formed by all the MBI operation leaders and used to meet every year to decide on the use of the MBI budget for the operations needs and for the MBI platform.
The MBI platform was mostly used at the Loria by the ORPAILLEUR team. External users were external partners of the MBI operations such as INRA (IaM laboratory), INPL (ENSAIA) and Nancy University (Laboratory of Genetics and Microbiology).