Tools for Comparative Genomics

About Us

VISTA family of tools has been developed and hosted at Genomics Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute.
This project was originally supported by the Programs for Genomic Applications grant from the NHLBI/NIH and is currently supported by the Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Office of Science, US Department of Energy.

LBNL/JGI group

Collaborators and contributors

UC Berkeley:
Bray, Nick - the author of AVID, contributed to the development of whole-genome alignment
Pachter, Lior - The author of AVID, contributed to the development of mVISTA, rVISTA and whole-genome alignment
Batzoglou, Serafim - multiple whole-genome alignment
University of Toronto:
Brudno, Michael - multiple whole-genome alignment
UC Davis:
Shah, Nameeta - PhyloVISTA, SNP-VISTA
Gu, Shenguin - TreeQ-VISTA

We are grateful to former members of our team for their contributions to the following tools:
Couronne, Olivier (whole-genome alignment); Klock, Brian (VISTA browser); Loots, Gabriela (rVISTA); Mayor, Chris (mVISTA); Ovcharenko, Ivan (rVISTA, whole-genome alignment); Prabhakar, Shyam (GUMBY development); Ryaboy, Dmitriy (VISTA browser, Text Browser); Schwartz, Jody (mVISTA); Teplitsky, Michael (VISTA browser)

Our thanks to the biologists of Genomics Division (Dario Boffelli, Jim Bristow, Jan-Fang Cheng, Marcelo Nobrega, Len Pennacchio, James Priest, Eddy Rubin, and many others) for their help, support and critical comments.