Welcome to the new cloud-based resource!

What’s here:

  • Databases of viral genomic information (genes, gene families, and genomes)
  • Software to perform comparative genomics analyses
  • Each tool is described under the Tools Menu: see above
  • Check out our  Scoop.it  online magazine:  Viruses and bioinformatics  ( link )


1) Java 8 is recommended. Do not use Java 11.

2) Please be patient as we upgrade, and report bugs!

3) New paper describing Base-By-Base updates.


Check out some new features on 4virology.net:

  • Updates to the Base-By-Base tool for analysis of multiple genome alignments
    • Includes detailed SNP analysis
  • Follow Twitter:  @pox_papers  for tweets on new poxvirus publications

This Bioinformatics Resource (4virology.net)  focuses on large DNA viruses:

To access the databases and tools, users need an account on 4virology.net. Don’t panic! It’s free and simple, just click register (top right of sidebar) and create a new account if you need one. This is simply to help us keep better track of the usage of our programs so we can better target future development. For more information, email cupton at uvic dot ca.

Our goal is described here; in brief, this site is provided to help with your research! If you use this resource, you must cite the relevant papers, which are found on the individual tool pages (publication list), and please consider collaborative publications.

The Viral Bioinformatics Resource software is published under the GNU General Public License version 3

This website is supported by the AWS Cloud Credits for Research program.





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