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Short name NaviCom
Full name Connects data to network maps
Description a platform for generating interactive network based molecular portraits using high-throughput datasets
Year founded 2017
Last update & version 2017-04-02    v1.0
Availability Free to all users
University/Institution hosted Institut Curie
Address 26 rue d'Ulm, F-75005
City Paris
Country/Region France
Contact name Inna Kuperstein
Contact email
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  • network map
  • NaviCell Web Service for network-based data visualization. [PMID: 25958393]

    Eric Bonnet, Eric Viara, Inna Kuperstein, Laurence Calzone, David P A Cohen, Emmanuel Barillot, Andrei Zinovyev
    Nucleic acids research 2015:43(W1)
    12 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2017-07-12)

    Abstract: Data visualization is an essential element of biological research, required for obtaining insights and formulating new hypotheses on mechanisms of health and disease. NaviCell Web Service is a tool for network-based visualization of 'omics' data which implements several data visual representation methods and utilities for combining them together. NaviCell Web Service uses Google Maps and semantic zooming to browse large biological network maps, represented in various formats, together with different types of the molecular data mapped on top of them. For achieving this, the tool provides standard heatmaps, barplots and glyphs as well as the novel map staining technique for grasping large-scale trends in numerical values (such as whole transcriptome) projected onto a pathway map. The web service provides a server mode, which allows automating visualization tasks and retrieving data from maps via RESTful (standard HTTP) calls. Bindings to different programming languages are provided (Python and R). We illustrate the purpose of the tool with several case studies using pathway maps created by different research groups, in which data visualization provides new insights into molecular mechanisms involved in systemic diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. © The Author(s) 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Nucleic Acids Research.

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Disease Interaction and Network
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  • Created on: 2017-04-06
  • Curated by:
    • Lina Ma [2017-05-23]
    • Lina Ma [2017-05-22]
    • Shixiang Sun [2017-04-06]