About Biomine Explorer

Biomine Explorer is a web application that enables interactive exploration of selected publicly available biological knowledge. It is based on the results of the Biomine project that develops methods for the analysis of public biological data sources (annotated sequences, proteins, domains, and orthology groups, genes and gene expressions, gene and protein interactions, scientific articles, and ontologies). All information is handled as graphs and Biomine provides probabilistic graph search algorithms to automatically extract the most relevant subgraphs.

The most prominent feature of Biomine Explorer is interactive exploration of its large probabilistic graphs by using an interactive graph visualisation interface. Graph editing features and private graph repositories also available as well as a repository of publicly available graphs. All links to Biomine graphs are permanent so they can be used in scientific publications or published on the web.

Authors

Until 2012, the Biomine project was carried out by the Discovery Group in the HIIT Basic Research Unit at the Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki. Here is a (possibly incomplete) list of researchers and contributors in the Biomine project: prof. Hannu Toivonen, Lauri Eronen, Petteri Hintsanen, Kimmo Kulovesi, Atte Hinkka, Laura Langohr.

The development of Biomine Explorer started in 2013 by Vid Podpečan at the Department of Knowledge Technologies, Jožef Stefan Institute. From 2014 onwards Biomine Explorer was developed from scratch and the core Biomine system also received numerous updates and fixes. Biomine Explorer and Biomine are active projects and receive regular updates and new features.

Contact

If you have a question or comment about Biomine Explorer or Biomine please send an email to vid.podpecan@ijs.si.


Note: if you are looking for the old Biomine search (pre-2013) please visit its home page here.