Bernard Moret retired in 2016 from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), where he is now a Professor Emeritus. Bernard Moret is well known for his contributions to the fields of computational biology and algorithms engineering, and for mentoring many young researchers through their doctorates and postdoctorates in computational biology. In honor of these contributions, there will be a celebration in his honor at the University of California at Berkeley, on June 2, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

The written component of this Festschrift will be prepared, drawing from the speakers and attendees at this event, and including other researchers in the field of computational biology.

Research talks (Agenda)

Talks about Bernard's career:

Poster session: If you would like to present a poster, please contact the organizers.

Registration is required, but no fee will be charged. Please email Tandy Warnow (warnow "at" if you wish to attend the conference with the subject "Moret Festschrift".

Brief Biography, taken from

Conference Hotel information:

The conference will be held at Cory Hall on the UC Berkeley campus, which is a short walk (0.8 miles) from the Berkeley BART station. Therefore, staying somewhere else close to a BART station (even downtown San Francisco) is not a problem.

From left to right (front to rear in case of tie): Luay Nakhleh, Satish Rao, Vineet Bafna, Kathryn StJohn, Usman Roshan, Li-San Wang, Siavash Mirarab, Philipp Bucher, Asha Krishna, David Sankoff, Uyen Mai, Pranjal Vachaspati, Erin Molloy, Sarah Christensen, Steven Evans, Lianrong Pu, James Larus, Willy Zwaenepoel, Tandy Warnow, Krister Swenson, David Bader, Cristina Ghiurcuta, Wei Xu, Jijun Tang, Nishanth Nair, Sofia Yancopoulos, Mike Nute, Yu Lin, Min Ye, Mingfu Shao, Vaibhav Rajan, Tanya Berger-Wolf, Edward Angel, Daniel Doerr


Support for this conference was made possible by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, and the Grainger Foundation. For further information, please contact the organizers Satish Rao (Berkeley CS) and Tandy Warnow (Illinois CS). See also CLIMB, the celebration held at EPFL in Lausanne in November 2016, in celebration of Prof. Moret's laboratory, the LCBB.