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Meet BioExcel

Unleash the Power of Tables

We all love spreadsheets and can’t get enough of them. From doing our personal finances over programming video games to data analysis. Economists have long known about the inherent power of Microsoft Excel. But bioinformatics has been waiting for its great spreadsheet breakthrough.

While there are BioPerl, Biopython, BioRuby et al., there just was no Bio package for our favorite spreadsheet tool, Excel.

This changes now.

Big Data

Designed with Big Data in Mind

We have all done our fair share of tests for differential gene expression or functional enrichments in Excel, after we spent hours of desperately trying to install Bioconductor packages. But working with big data on the other hand was so far limited to these pesky command line utilities. BioExcel changes this, and comes with support not only for *.fasta, but also *.fastq, *.vcf and all the other beloved file types of bioinformatics.

And of course BioExcel comes with support for the Block chain right out of the box!


Analyse Next-Generation-Sequencing Data

Preprocessing your Next Generation Sequencing reads was possible in Excel before, but it was a pain. With BioExcel you can now adapter-trim, clip and deduplicate your sequences, right in Excel. And of course, Short Read Mapping and de novo assembly are part of the package too.

Variant calling has never been easier: Align your reads in BioExcel, take screenshots of your worksheets and thanks to Deep Variant you are ready for AI-based variant calling in no time! Will you be the one to find the SNPs that make Penguins fly or help Spaghetti trees grow quicker? Keep your eyes open for the next mapping and assembly benchmarks!


Unleash Visual Basic

Visual Basic for Applications is one of the worlds most popular programming languages. And you can use it right away from Excel. With BioExcel it is easy to adapt and extend the existing solutions. In the span of a few hours you can write your own functions. And give them back to the community, thanks to our integration with SourceForge!

Gene Names

Dates, meet Genes

You have probably heard about the annoying short-coming of Excel when it comes to gene names that are misinterpreted as dates. Most annoying: the conversation is a one-way street.

With BioExcel this is finally no longer true. From now on MARCH1 will not only be converted to 1-Mar, but you can also just enter your favorite gene names as dates. BioExcel automatically recognizes that 2017-3-1 was meant to be MARCH1 and will give you the correct gene name.


Grab your copy of BioExcel

You can download a free (and libre) copy of BioExcel on GitHub and become a part of our thrilling community right now.