Welcome to INSaFLU’s documentation!

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INSaFLU (“INSide the FLU”) is an influenza-oriented bioinformatics free web-based suite that deals with primary data (reads) towards the automatic generation of the output data that are actually the core first-line “genetic requests” for effective and timely influenza laboratory surveillance.

https://insaflu.insa.pt

Highlights

  • open to all, free of charge, user-restricted accounts
  • applicable to NGS data collected from any amplicon-based schema
  • allows advanced, multi-step software intensive analyses in a user-friendly manner without previous training in bioinformatics
  • automatic identification of influenza type and subtype/lineage, detection of putative mixed infections and intra-host minor variants
  • allows integrating data in a cumulative manner, thus fitting the analytical dynamics underlying the continuous epidemiological surveillance during flu epidemics
  • outputs are provided in nomenclature-stable and standardized formats and can be explored in situ or through multiple compatible downstream applications for fine-tune data analysis and visualization

How to Cite

If you use INSaFLU in your work, please cite this publication:

Borges V, Pinheiro M et al. Genome Medicine (2018) 10:46

https://doi.org/10.1186/s13073-018-0555-0

Contact

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact us: <vitor.borges@insa.min-saude.pt> or <j.paulo.gomes@insa.min-saude.pt>