CytoPacq: a web-interface for simulating multi-dimensional cell imaging.
ABSTRACT: MOTIVATION:Objective assessment of bioimage analysis methods is an essential step towards understanding their robustness and parameter sensitivity, calling for the availability of heterogeneous bioimage datasets accompanied by their reference annotations. Because manual annotations are known to be arduous, highly subjective and barely reproducible, numerous simulators have emerged over past decades, generating synthetic bioimage datasets complemented with inherent reference annotations. However, the installation and configuration of these tools generally constitutes a barrier to their widespread use. RESULTS:We present a modern, modular web-interface, CytoPacq, to facilitate the generation of synthetic benchmark datasets relevant for multi-dimensional cell imaging. CytoPacq poses a user-friendly graphical interface with contextual tooltips and currently allows a comfortable access to various cell simulation systems of fluorescence microscopy, which have already been recognized and used by the scientific community, in a straightforward and self-contained form. AVAILABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION:CytoPacq is a publicly available online service running at https://cbia.fi.muni.cz/simulator. More information about it as well as examples of generated bioimage datasets are available directly through the web-interface. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.
Project description:<h4>Summary</h4>Functional annotations and their hierarchical classification are widely used in omics workflows to build novel insight upon existing biological knowledge. Currently, a plethora of tools is available to explore omics datasets at the level of functional annotations, but there is a lack of feature rich and user-friendly tools that help scientists take advantage of their hierarchical classification for additional and often invaluable insights. Here, we present FuncTree2, a user-friendly web application that turns hierarchical classifications into interactive and highly customizable radial trees, and enables researchers to visualize their data simultaneously on all its levels. FuncTree2 features mapping of data from multiple samples and several navigation features like zooming, panning, re-rooting and collapsing of nodes or levels.<h4>Availability and implementation</h4>FuncTree2 is freely available at https://bioviz.tokyo/functree2/ as a web application and a REST API. Source code is available on GitHub https://github.com/yamada-lab/functree-ng.<h4>Supplementary information</h4>Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.
Project description:SUMMARY: Here, we present riboPicker, a robust framework for the rapid, automated identification and removal of ribosomal RNA sequences from metatranscriptomic datasets. The results can be exported for subsequent analysis, and the databases used for the web-based version are updated on a regular basis. riboPicker categorizes rRNA-like sequences and provides graphical visualizations and tabular outputs of ribosomal coverage, alignment results and taxonomic classifications. AVAILABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION: This open-source application was implemented in Perl and can be used as stand-alone version or accessed online through a user-friendly web interface. The source code, user help and additional information is available at http://ribopicker.sourceforge.net/. CONTACT: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.
Project description:UNLABELLED:Branch is a web application that provides users with the ability to interact directly with large biomedical datasets. The interaction is mediated through a collaborative graphical user interface for building and evaluating decision trees. These trees can be used to compose and test sophisticated hypotheses and to develop predictive models. Decision trees are built and evaluated based on a library of imported datasets and can be stored in a collective area for sharing and re-use. AVAILABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION:Branch is hosted at http://biobranch.org/ and the open source code is available at http://bitbucket.org/sulab/biobranch/ CONTACTS:email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.
Project description:MOTIVATION: Linking genes and functional information to genetic variants identified by association studies remains difficult. Resources containing extensive genomic annotations are available but often not fully utilized due to heterogeneous data formats. To enhance their accessibility, we integrated many annotation datasets into a user-friendly webserver. AVAILABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION: http://www.snipa.org/ CONTACT: email@example.com SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.
Project description:Summary:Data visualization is often regarded as a post hoc step for verifying statistically significant results in the analysis of high-throughput datasets. This common practice leaves a large amount of raw data behind, from which more information can be extracted. However, existing solutions do not provide capabilities to explore large-scale raw datasets using biologically sensible queries, nor do they allow user interaction based real-time customization of graphics. To address these drawbacks, we have designed an open-source, web-based tool called Systems-Level Interactive Data Exploration, or SLIDE to visualize large-scale -omics data interactively. SLIDE's interface makes it easier for scientists to explore quantitative expression data in multiple resolutions in a single screen. Availability and implementation:SLIDE is publicly available under BSD license both as an online version as well as a stand-alone version at https://github.com/soumitag/SLIDE. Supplementary information:Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.
Project description:Motivation:Planarians are emerging as a model organism to study regeneration in animals. However, the little available data of protein-protein interactions hinders the advances in understanding the mechanisms underlying its regenerating capabilities. Results:We have developed a protocol to predict protein-protein interactions using sequence homology data and a reference Human interactome. This methodology was applied on 11 Schmidtea mediterranea transcriptomic sequence datasets. Then, using Neo4j as our database manager, we developed PlanNET, a web application to explore the multiplicity of networks and the associated sequence annotations. By mapping RNA-seq expression experiments onto the predicted networks, and allowing a transcript-centric exploration of the planarian interactome, we provide researchers with a useful tool to analyse possible pathways and to design new experiments, as well as a reproducible methodology to predict, store, and explore protein interaction networks for non-model organisms. Availability and implementation:The web application PlanNET is available at https://compgen.bio.ub.edu/PlanNET. The source code used is available at https://compgen.bio.ub.edu/PlanNET/downloads. Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org. Supplementary information:Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.
Project description:<h4>Summary</h4>We have developed PathBuilder, an open-source web application to annotate biological information pertaining to signaling pathways and to create web-based pathway resources. PathBuilder enables annotation of molecular events including protein-protein interactions, enzyme-substrate relationships and protein translocation events either manually or through automated importing of data from other databases. Salient features of PathBuilder include automatic validation of data formats, built-in modules for visualization of pathways, automated import of data from other pathway resources, export of data in several standard data exchange formats and an application programming interface for retrieving existing pathway datasets.<h4>Availability</h4>PathBuilder is freely available for download at http://pathbuilder.sourceforge.net/ under the terms of GNU lesser general public license (LGPL: http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html). The software is platform independent and has been tested on Windows and Linux platforms.<h4>Contact</h4>email@example.com<h4>Supplementary information</h4>Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.
Project description:<h4>Summary</h4>Pathway Processor 2.0 is a web application designed to analyze high-throughput datasets, including but not limited to microarray and next-generation sequencing, using a pathway centric logic. In addition to well-established methods such as the Fisher's test and impact analysis, Pathway Processor 2.0 offers innovative methods that convert gene expression into pathway expression, leading to the identification of differentially regulated pathways in a dataset of choice.<h4>Availability and implementation</h4>Pathway Processor 2.0 is available as a web service at http://compbiotoolbox.fmach.it/pathwayProcessor/. Sample datasets to test the functionality can be used directly from the application.<h4>Contact</h4>firstname.lastname@example.org<h4>Supplementary information</h4>Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.