Perl and Javascript: bioinformatics in a browser window

Perl and Javascript: bioinformatics in a browser window

By Dotan Dimet (‎dotandimet‎) from
Date: Tuesday, 28 February 2012 10:45
Duration: 20 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: javascript perl statistics

At Evogene, we use Perl to compile a database describing over 150 plant species, and to build tools our researchers use to search it for genes of commercial interest.

In other words, we're fighting to squeeze a constantly growing mountain of data into web pages and spreadsheets that biologists can understand.

I'll describe the different technologies we use to tackle the problem, on the server (Perl) and the client (Javascript), and their benefits and drawbacks. If you're interested in database-driven web applications or data visualization, you may want to heckle.

Attended by: Meir Guttman, Eli Dagan, Shy Morag, Stefan Hornburg (‎Racke‎), Amir Friedman (‎amirf‎), Chanan Berler, Moshe Sucaz, Ehud Klaparda, Tal Nagar, Dotan Dimet (‎dotandimet‎), Victor Tsvetov, Amir Aharoni, Shlomo Yona, moshe nahmias, Ilia Zhidkov, Ant Weiss (‎ant‎), Tamir Erez, Yehudit Nathan, rebecca raye, Emil Feldman,

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