Project duration:

Number of students for this project:

4-6 weeks



A growing number of bioinformatics tools for analysing biological data are made available as interactive web-based clients on top of powerful compute servers. This project will implement and evaluate an interface for displaying biological sequence data as graphs; by allowing a user to zoom in and out (akin to Google Maps) new applications to inspect evolutionary relationships between large DNA and protein sequences are envisaged. The Boden group is developing a backend for reconstructing ancestral proteins; this project will investigate a new interface for this tool.


Suitable academic background:

Computer engineer with bioinformatics expertise; programming skills in Javascript


Skills obtained in the project:

Bioinformatics, software development, phylogenetics


Primary Supervisor:


Assoc Prof Mikael Boden

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