Gene Layout by Semantic Similarity

Division of Molecular Biosciences
Department of Life Sciences
Faculty of Natural Sciences

GLASS (Gene LAyout by Semantic Similarity) is a methodology for data visualization in a whole-genome context that produces attractive and informative graphical summaries of genome-scale data sets.

GLASS organises the genome using the concept of the semantic similarity between genes, producing 2-D genome layouts in the form of Voronoi Treemaps.

The maps created by GLASS can be coloured in various ways to visualize data attached to individual genes. Since genes with similar properties are grouped together, any biologically relevant patterns in the data are easily discernable and can be related in a natural way to the results of statistical analyses.



Last update 16 Jan 2009