Perl and Javascript: bioinformatics in a browser window

By Dotan Dimet from telaviv.pm
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.

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