GeneXplain Gmbh – DE – SME

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GeneXplain was founded in April 2010, borne by an international shareholder structure. It has been set up by Edgar Wingender, the creator of the TRANSFAC® database, and Alexander Kel, a renowned expert in bioinformatic algorithms. GeneXplain aims at providing a comprehensive platform for bioinformatics, cheminformatic and systems biological tools. The raison d’être of this platform is to assist translational research in the life sciences, mainly in the context of personalized medicine and pharmacogenomics. In its present state, the geneXplain platform integrates statistical, bioinformatics and systems biological modules with the access to corresponding databases. One of the most unique features of the platform is its integrated promoter and pathway analysis, which renders it one of the very few systems world-wide to do causative interpretation of transcriptomics or proteomics data rather than just modeling the observed effects phenomenologically.



GeneXplain’s strengths are in the areas of computational biology, bioinformatics, and systems biology. The geneXplain platform is an online toolbox and workflow management system for a broad range of bioinformatic and systems biology applications. The individual modules, or Bricks, are unified under a standardized interface, with a consistent look-and-feel and can flexibly be put together to comprehensive workflows. The workflow management is intuitively handled through a simple drag-and-drop system. With this system, the predefined workflows can be edited or workflows can be composed from scratch. Own Bricks can easily be added as scripts or plug-ins and can be used in combination with pre-existing analyses. GeneXplain GmbH provides a number of state-of-the-art bricks; some of them can be obtained free of charge, while others require licensing for small fee in order to guarantee active maintenance and dynamic adaptation to the rapidly developing know-how in this field.