workshop details


Sivan Gershanov and  Pola Smiri-Yosef

Genomic Bioinformatics Laboratory, 

Faculty of Natural Sciences, 

Department of Molecular Biology, Ariel University


Workshop date and time:
Thursday, 9/11/2017 10:15-12:00


Number of Participants: up to 30 people.


Location: PC Classroom 09,
Sherman Building,
Tel Aviv University.


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Visualization of whole-genomic variations in a meaningful manner assists researchers in gaining new insights into the underlying data, especially when it comes in the context of whole genome comparisons. CircosVCF is a web based visualization tool for genome-wide variant data described in VCF files, using circos plots. The user friendly interface of CircosVCF supports an interactive design of the circles in the plot, and the integration of additional information such as experimental data or annotations. The provided visualization capabilities give a broad overview of the genomic relationships between genomes, and allow identification of specific meaningful SNPs regions.


In this tutorial we shall first learn about VCF files, and then we will create and design circos plots using Circos VCF.

CircosVCF was implemented in JavaScript and is available at


Workshop materials:




vcf excercise files

vcf excercise files



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