Following on from the success of my undergraduate project, "Building an online resource for Candida tropicalis", I have modified the code base to accept more generic data sets to make it more useful to more researchers.
As sequencing becomes cheaper and more widely available thanks to nanopore sequences, and annotation becomes simpler thanks to tools like Prokka, there is an ever increasing amount of data and demand for that data to be made available, useful and accessible.
This is the problem that GiraFFe Browse intends to solve, by creating a flexible and lightweight genome browser, that takes simply two files as inputs, a FASTA file of the assembled reads, and a matching GFF file that contains the annotations found by tools like Prokka.
You can view a live demo of the system with the Ecoli dataset here, or your can try it out yourself by following the instructions on the github repository.
This project is still very much a work in progress, so if you have any suggestions on how it can be improved please do let me know.