CYANOS: a data management system for natural product drug discovery efforts using cultured microorganisms

J Chem Inf Model. 2011 Jan 24;51(1):171-80. doi: 10.1021/ci100280a. Epub 2010 Dec 16.


A software package, termed "CYANOS", has been developed to facilitate the data management and mining for natural product drug discovery efforts. This system allows for the management of data associated with field collections, culture conditions, harvests, extractions, chemical separations, and biological evaluation. This software utilizes a MySQL database for data storage, which allows for reporting and data mining via third party tools. In addition, a Web-based interface was constructed to allow for multiuser access from a variety of desktop platforms. The code for this system is freely available and has been released under the Illinois Open Source license.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Biological Products*
  • Cell Line
  • Culture Techniques*
  • Cyanobacteria / growth & development*
  • Data Mining
  • Drug Discovery / methods*
  • Humans
  • Information Management / methods*
  • Internet
  • Software*


  • Biological Products