Bioinformatics analysis tools
An account with the Computational Biology Research Group,
allows you to log on to our server to use the bioinformatics tools that we provide.
We provide a wide variety of tools, some of which are web-based and some which may be accessed via Unix.
Web analysis tools:
Unless stated, you will need your molbiol username and password to use these tools:
MIG - The Multi-Image Genome (MIG) viewer. Primarily aimed at
high-throughput sequencing experiments where a “signal” is detected at multiple locations across the genome (such as ChIP-Seq and RNA-Seq), MIG allows the user to
filter, sort and visualise these regions of interest in their local genome context.
||The following applications have been delevoped by CBRG staff in collaboration with members of the Medical Sciences Division.
- WMD - Weapon of Mutant Detection
||Sequence Retrieval System at the European Bioinformatics Institute. |
- SRS at EBI - search for sequences
A wide range of bioinformatics analysis software is available via an
account with CBRG. If you are unfamiliar with your CBRG Unix account, please see the guides to logging on to molbiol for
PC users and mac users.
- To read brief information about a particular package as well as notes (if any) on its local installation, type
about followed by the name of the bioinformatics package, e.g.
about alone will list all packages on the server (with a couple of exceptions).
- To read help on a particular program, in many cases, type the program name with option
blastall --help will display the arguments that may be used with blastall.
- A CBRG convention is that all programs in a bioinformatics package are installed in /package/Programname/Version/bin. For example,
all BLAST 2.2.9 programs may be found in "/package/blast/2.2.9/bin". To run a program, simply type the program name
with its required options or arguments. A full list of the available programs can be found here
- If a package has more than one version installed, the system sets up a default version. If, for some reason, you want to use
a non-default version, then the command
usepkg may be used. To use EMBOSS 2.8.0 rather than (the default) 2.9.0, type
usepkg emboss 2.8.0. Typing
usepkg alone will show you how to use this command.