Few months ago, Xavi and Michi wrote a post titled SVGmap: Configurable image browser for experimental data, which described a new tool developed in our lab. SVGmap is useful to create browsers for individualized high-quality images which change the color of some regions according to some values. For example, let’s say that you have expression data for various cell types in a particular tissue (or for various tissues in Drosophila, as in the image), you can draw an SVG image of the tissue showing each of the cell types and provide a tabulated file with the expression data, after few steps you can have a browser that allows you to search for particular genes and display the SVG image with the colors corresponding to the expression of each gene for each cell type. You can see some examples in the SVGmap web.
We are pleased to announce that we will be giving another practical course on bioinformatics for Integrative Genomics this year. It will take place from November 7-9, 2011, in Oeiras, Portugal, as part of the Gulbenkian Training Programme in Bioinformatics. The course teachers will be Alba Jené and myself from our group. Read the rest of this entry »