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UniPro: Open Source Bioinformatics Business with UGENE

Sep 09, 2011, 10:04 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Unipro: UGENE is a free bioinformatics cross-platform toolkit for molecular biologists. It can be run smoothly both on slow and high performance desktop stations. UGENE integrates a lot of (more than 20) existing popular bioinformatics tools, like BLAST, CLUSTAL, PHYLIP, SMITH-WATERMAN, BOWTIE, HMMER, supports dozens of file formats and remote databases, allows a user to visualize the results of computations in sequence, alignment, chromatography, assembly and 3d viewers and more.

"The main feature of UGENE is the Workflow Designer. The idea behind the Workflow Designer is the following: all algorithms and tools integrated into UGENE are reworked to use common data model. It means that a user has a unique option to combine the tools in a workflow and run them in a batch. The graphical interface of the Workflow Designer is very simple; it contains a lot of hints and can be used by an user without programming skills. The workflows created in the Workflow Designer can be run both on a local computer and with a cloud engine. Currently we have adapters for Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure clouds."

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