Babelomics: advanced functional profiling of transcriptomics, proteomics and genomics experiments

TitleBabelomics: advanced functional profiling of transcriptomics, proteomics and genomics experiments
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsAl-Shahrour, F, Carbonell, J, Minguez, P, Goetz, S, Conesa, A, Tarraga, J, Medina, I, Alloza, E, Montaner, D, Dopazo, J
JournalNucleic Acids Res
Keywordsbabelomics; funtional profiling

We present a new version of Babelomics, a complete suite of web tools for the functional profiling of genome scale experiments, with new and improved methods as well as more types of functional definitions. Babelomics includes different flavours of conventional functional enrichment methods as well as more advanced gene set analysis methods that makes it a unique tool among the similar resources available. In addition to the well-known functional definitions (GO, KEGG), Babelomics includes new ones such as Biocarta pathways or text mining-derived functional terms. Regulatory modules implemented include transcriptional control (Transfac, CisRed) and other levels of regulation such as miRNA-mediated interference. Moreover, Babelomics allows for sub-selection of terms in order to test more focused hypothesis. Also gene annotation correspondence tables can be imported, which allows testing with user-defined functional modules. Finally, a tool for the ’de novo’ functional annotation of sequences has been included in the system. This allows using yet unannotated organisms in the program. Babelomics has been extensively re-engineered and now it includes the use of web services and Web 2.0 technology features, a new user interface with persistent sessions and a new extended database of gene identifiers. Babelomics is available at


Al-Shahrour, Fatima Carbonell, Jose Minguez, Pablo Goetz, Stefan Conesa, Ana Tarraga, Joaquin Medina, Ignacio Alloza, Eva Montaner, David Dopazo, Joaquin Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov’t England Nucleic acids research Nucleic Acids Res. 2008 Jul 1;36(Web Server issue):W341-6. Epub 2008 May 31.