A poster about the Exome Analysis GraphicaL Environment (EAGLE) was accepted for the ECCB 2016 at The Hague. Felix Mölder will present the poster there.
EAGLE: an easy-to-use web-based exome analysis environment
Christopher Schröder, Felix Mölder, Christoph Stahl and Sven Rahmann
High throughput exome sequencing is a widely used technology for deciphering mutations in the coding regions of a genome at relatively low cost. While bioinformatics analyses of exome sequencing data mostly agree on best practices regarding the analysis steps, called genomic variants depend on the set of parameters and applied filtering. We present EAGLE, a software that combines a best practices variant calling workflow with a web frontend. By storing the called variant information in HDF5 files (instead of SQL databases), EAGLE allows filtering and parameter tuning in almost real time. This enables iterative tuning of thresholds, or the selection of different samples for filtering by medical PIs via the web interface. The web interface presents metadata, annotations, quality control data and statistics to facilitate a comprehensive data analysis on different levels.