Software Project

MIODx Literature Search Tool

A bioinformatics start-up needed support developing a web application and basic motion graphics for use in a virtual conference at the height of COVID. We created a relatively simple explainer video for them, and then set to work building a React application which served as a front end for a REST API provided by the client that fetched the results and turned them into JSON.  We designed and developed the code that connected the two together.

Their description of the app…

“The ClonoMap™ literature search tool enables the end-user to search publicly available TCR repertoire profiling datasets by entering specific V gene names of interest, CDR3 amino acid sequences and disease names as keywords. The user can search their terms of interest by clicking on the left tabs for each of the options and entering the keywords as described below for each of the search functions. The tool utilizes the publications listed through PubMed and also other curated datasets that are queried from AIRR seq datasets, and the guidelines for usage of the data is available and should be referenced in the documentation.”

It’s a tool that allows researchers to query the PubMed and iReceptor databases for results pertaining to genetics, view the results, and export the data as a .csv file for further analysis.

The scope of this project changed numerous times over the course of development.  The CSS feature was added almost towards the end. This also involved building a custom Docker container.