Francois Small Name: Beaussart, Francois

Status: Ph.D student


Tel.: +49-(0)251-83-



  • 2004 - 2008: Ph.D student in the Division of Bioinformatics, School of Biological Sciences, The Westfalian Wilhelms University of Münster, Germany, 2004 - present.
  • Diploma (equ. to MSc) in Bioinformatics, University of Lille, France, 2003.
  • Studies in Computer Sciences, University of Valenciennes, France, 1997 - 2002.


  • Computer Science for Biology (Matlab).
  • Bioinformatics 2 (RNA structure prediction, HMMs, Pattern extraction).
Research areas
  • Protein domain evolution and rearrangements.
  • Evolution of protein domain networks.
  1. Beaussart F, Weiner J 3rd, Bornberg-Bauer E
    Automated Improvement of Domain ANnotations using context analysis of Domain Arrangements (AIDAN)
    Bioinformatics, doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btm240, 2007
    [Online access]
  2. Weiner J 3rd, Beaussart F, Bornberg-Bauer E
    Domain deletions and substitutions in the modular protein evolution
    FEBS J.273(9):2037-47, 2006
    [Online access]
  3. Bornberg-Bauer E, Beaussart F, Kummerfeld SK, Teichmann SA, Weiner J 3rd
    The evolution of domain arrangements in proteins and interaction networks
    Cell Mol Life Sci., 62(4):435-45. Review. 2005
    [Online access]
Attented conferences
  • GCB'07 : German Conference on Bioinformatics 2007, Potsdam, Germany [poster on domain arrangements : ps | pdf, poster on Claviceps ESTs databank :ps | pdf]