So, what is Kibio.science?
A new data unification and visualization platform
Nowadays, biological datasets have grown exponentially in size and complexity. Genome sequences, biomolecules structure, proteins sequences or functional information generated by all fields of Omics research (i.e. genomics, metagenomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, etc.) now represent petabytes of data. This is a big deal.
The problem. Too much, too disparate.
Hundreds of bioinformatics repositories are currently available and as we know, data varies a lot, and researchers constantly need to move from a database to another to seek connections between them. To perform complex searches, they also have to adapt their data through various mediums and formats.
Visualization tools are useful. There is still a lack of free online resources to analyze outputs generated by last generation laboratory equipment, such as gene expression combined with clinical data, and link them easily with online knowledge.
Dashboard with multiple visualizations to the front
To answer this need, we have developed Kibio.science, a new portal dedicated to the scientific community, which provides complex dashboards to visualize search queries within many databases simultaneously, such as Pubmed, Chembl, MeSH, NCBI Gene, GTex, TCGA, etc.
Powerful imports and updates to the back
Kibio.science invisible part is Lucan, our custom multiprocessing backend software that takes care of importing, transforming and updating specific databases, files and more. Most of all, it is fast!
No code needed
Everything is online, everything is dynamic
Kibio.science is a web technology-based tools (HTML, CSS, JS), which means: no configuration, no data curation and no manual ajustments needed. If some visualizations or datasets need to be imported, just tell us!
Distributed requests and data
Scaled to the next level
Kibio.science is using Elasticsearch to perform blazing fast index and search requests. Data are spread across multiple server nodes to accelerate data processing.
Joins with Siren
Relations, relations, relations
Kibio.science use the relationnal system of Siren to bind data from one index to another. Siren is a fork of Kibana which allows to create powerful and dynamic visualizations. We also integrate biological specific visualizations to enhance the possibilities of this tool.