OmicsVolcano: software for intuitive visualization and interactive exploration of high-throughput biological data

STAR Protoc. 2021 Jan 21;2(1):100279. doi: 10.1016/j.xpro.2020.100279. eCollection 2021 Mar 19.


Advances in omics technologies have generated exponentially larger volumes of biological data; however, their analyses and interpretation are limited to computationally proficient scientists. We created OmicsVolcano, an interactive open-source software tool to enable visualization and exploration of high-throughput biological data, while highlighting features of interest using a volcano plot interface. In contrast to existing tools, our software and user-interface design allow it to be used without requiring any programming skills to generate high-quality and presentation-ready images.

Keywords: Bioinformatics; Genomics; Proteomics; RNA-seq.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology*
  • Gene Expression Profiling*
  • Genomics*
  • User-Computer Interface*