CHiCP: a web-based tool for the integrative and interactive visualization of promoter capture Hi-C datasets

Bioinformatics. 2016 Aug 15;32(16):2511-3. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btw173. Epub 2016 Apr 8.


Promoter capture Hi-C (PCHi-C) allows the genome-wide interrogation of physical interactions between distal DNA regulatory elements and gene promoters in multiple tissue contexts. Visual integration of the resultant chromosome interaction maps with other sources of genomic annotations can provide insight into underlying regulatory mechanisms. We have developed Capture HiC Plotter (CHiCP), a web-based tool that allows interactive exploration of PCHi-C interaction maps and integration with both public and user-defined genomic datasets.

Availability and implementation: CHiCP is freely accessible from and supports most major HTML5 compliant web browsers. Full source code and installation instructions are available from


MeSH terms

  • Chromosomes
  • Computer Graphics
  • Genome
  • Genomics
  • Internet*
  • Promoter Regions, Genetic*
  • Regulatory Elements, Transcriptional*
  • Software*