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Microbial Genome Annotation | Comparative Genomics | NGS Analysis | Metabolic Networks | Community Curation and Trainings



About the Platform 

Located at Genoscope (CEA sequencing center for environmental genomics), the LABGeM bioinformatics team has developed MicroScope, a web-based platform for prokaryotic genome analysis and expert functional annotation.
MicroScope combines tools and graphical interfaces to analyze genomes and to perform manual curation of gene function in a comparative and metabolic context.

This platform provides data from completed and ongoing genome projects together with post-genomic experiments (i.e. transcriptomics, re-sequencing of evolved strains) allowing users to improve the understanding of gene functions. Expert annotations are continuously gathered in the MicroScope database contributing to the improvement of the quality of microbial genome annotations, and thus to the predicted metabolic networks.

MicroScope can be used as a community resource for comparative analysis and annotation of publicly available genomes but also as a private resource with restricted access rights on genomic data. In addition, we regularly hold professional trainings sessions on the use of MicroScope platform.


- Microbial genome annotation (complete, WGS or metagenome-assembled genomes) - Comparative genomics and pangenomics
- Function and biological process predictions
- Metabolic network reconstruction

- Analysis of transcriptomics data
- Variant calling of evolved strains
- Technical support
- Trainings on prokaryotic genome annotation and on the curation of metabolic networks

More Info

>4,000 uers accounts
>500 trained users
3,000 human-expertized annotations a month 370K gene functions manually reviewed >800 citations

ISO 9001:2015 and NF X50-900:2016 certfications.

Units of access: Per genome or NGS analysis

  • Quantity offered: >200 genomes/months
  • Total offered: >10k genomes
  • Type of access: remote/virtual



The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is dedicated to connecting the worlds of research and industry. It is one of the most prominent players in research and innovation in France and throughout the world. It is a key player in research, development and innovation in four main areas: defence and security, nuclear energy (fission and fusion), technological research for industry, fundamental research in the physical sciences and life sciences.