Transalign as a web service

  • Mentor: Ketil (and?)
  • Umbrella: OBF?


Transalign currently works as a standalone program, parsing BLAST results. Thanks to Florian Eggenhofer, we now have a library BlastHTTP that can run Blast from within Haskell via a web services API.

This could fairly easily be combined with transalign to provide a tool that, given an input sequence, does the necessary BLAST searches on NCBI’s servers, and outputs the transitive alignment. This would make transalign a lot more available and useful.


  • integration with NCBI web service
  • web front end