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Table of Contents


Social media

Programming skills




Online courses


Comprehensive packages

  • [python] Biopython
  • [golang] Biogo
  • [golang] bio - A simple but high-performance bioinformatics package in Go

General file formats

  • zindex - Create an index on a compressed text file
  • tabix  - table file index
  • wormtable - Write-once-read-many table for large datasets.


  • [python] hts-python - pythonic wrapper for libhts
  • [python] htseq - HTSeq is a Python library to facilitate processing and analysis of data from high-throughput sequencing (HTS) experiments.
  • [golang] biogo/hts
  • bamtools - C++ API & command-line toolkit for working with BAM data
  • samblaster -  a tool to mark duplicates and extract discordant and split reads from sam files.
  • [python] pysamstats - A fast Python and command-line utility for extracting simple statistics against genome positions based on sequence alignments from a SAM or BAM file.
  • [python] pysam - a python module for reading and manipulating Samfiles. It's a lightweight wrapper of the samtools C-API. Pysam also includes an interface for tabix. Another sam parser: simplesam
  • grabix - a wee tool for random access into BGZF files
  • [golang]  bix - tabix file access with golang using biogo machinery
  • mergesam - Automate common sam & bam conversions
  • SAMstat - Displaying sequence statistics for next generation sequencing


  • seqtk - Toolkit for processing sequences in FASTA/Q formats
  • seqkit - A cross-platform and efficient toolkit for FASTA/Q file manipulation
  • [python] pyfaidx - pyfaidx: efficient pythonic random access to fasta subsequences
  • [golang] bio - A lightweight and high-performance bioinformatics package in Go

FASTA index


  • bedtools2 - A powerful toolset for genome arithmetic.
  • BEDOPS - the fast, highly scalable and easily-parallelizable genome analysis toolkit
  • [python] gffutils - GFF and GTF file manipulation and interconversion
  • [python] pybedtools - Python wrapper for Aaron Quinlan's BEDTools
  • [golang] irelate - Streaming relation (overlap, distance, KNN) of (any number of) sorted genomic interval sets. #golang
  • [golang] vcfgo - a golang library to read, write and manipulate files in the variant call format.
  • vcflib - a simple C++ library for parsing and manipulating VCF files, + many command-line utilities

Others formats

  • blast_table2xml - Convert blast m6 format to xml for blast2go
  • seqmagick - file format conversion in Biopython in a convenient way

Database API

  • pyensembl - Python interface to ensembl reference genome metadata (exons, transcripts, etc...)

data structure

  • kvector - kvector is a small utility for converting motifs to kmer vectors to compare motifs of different lengths


  • pomegranate - Graphical models for Python, implemented in Cython for speed.


  • oneliners - Useful bash one-liners for bioinformatics.
  • cgat - CGAT - Computational Genomics Analysis Tools
  • bcbb - Incubator for useful bioinformatics code, primarily in Python and R
  • jcvi - Python utility libraries on genome assembly, annotation and comparative genomics
  • picobio - Miscellaneous Bioinformatics scripts etc mostly in Python
  • pydna - Classes and code for representing double stranded DNA and functions for simulating homologous recombination and Gibson assembly.
  • BioUtils - Python scripts for miscellaneous bioinformatics stuff.
  • sesbio - Bioinformatics scripts for genome analysis
  • ngsutils - Tools for next-generation sequencing analysis
  • ngsTools - Programs to analyse NGS data for population genetics purposes


Circos Related

  • Circos: Perl package for circular plots, which are well suited for genomic rearrangements.
  • J-Circos is a java application for doing interactive work with circos plots.
  • ClicO FS: an interactive web-based service of Circos.
  • rCircos: R package for circular plots. [last update: 2013]
  • OmicCircos: R package for circular plots for omics data.[last update: 2015-04]



Phylogenetic tree



  • Bandage - a Bioinformatics Application for Navigating De novo Assembly Graphs Easily
  • - an assembler catalogue


  • hpg-aligner - HPG Aligner is an ultrafast and highly sensitive Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) mapper which supoprts both DNA and RNA alignment
  • AliView - Software for aligning viewing and editing dna/aminoacid sequences, intuitive, fast and lightweight. Download and website:

Multiple Alignment


Bacterial comparative genomics



Classifier | removing human reads

  • taxonomer.iobio - Taxonomer is a kmer-based ultrafast metagenomics tool for assigning taxonomy to sequencing reads from both clinical and environmental samples.
  • BMTagger - Best Match Tagger for removing human reads from metagenomics datasets paper,sop
  • Centrifuge - Classifier for metagenomic sequences


  • viral-ngs - Viral genomics analysis pipelines



  • Rabix - Portable Bioinformatics Pipelines
  • bioboxes - Standards for Interchangeable Bioinformatics Containers
  • Anvi’o is an analysis and visualization platform for ‘omics data. introduction


  • find_differential_primers - Scripts to aid the design of differential primers for diagnostic PCR.
  • Primer3-py - Primer3-py is a Python-abstracted API for the popular Primer3 library. The intention is to provide a simple and reliable interface for automated oligo analysis and design.


  • hpcgo - Helping submit jobs to HPC cluster.
  • easy_qsub  - Easily submitting PBS jobs with script template. Multiple input files supported.