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Anil Thanki - Scientific Programmer

Anil joined TGAC in September 2011 and is a scientific programmer involved in the development of TGAC's internal solutions for data management and visualisation.

These include

  • TGAC Browser : TGAC's own new  Genome Browser
  • MISO: TGAC's Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • BioJS: an open source JavaScript library of components for visualisation of biological data on the web
  • Aequatus Browser: Genome Browser to visualise complex relationships among species

Anil is a Google Summer of Code (2014) mentor for BioJS project.

Before joining TGAC, Anil completed a MSc in Bioinformatics from the University of Leicester and a BSc in Bioinformatics from Saurashtra University, India. He has undertaken independent research in "Detecting sequence mobilisation by L1 retrotransposons" and was involved in two short-term group projects whilst studying: "Building web interfaces for short read mapping of high throughput sequencing data" at the University of Leicester, and "Development of genome comparison and annotation tool (GCAT) using Java and BioJava" at the Birla Institute of Scientific Research (BISR), Jaipur, India.

Anil's main area of interest is software development for the scientific community.

Contact details:


Twitter: @anlithanki

LinkedIn: Anil Thanki


R. Ramirez-Gonzalez, R.M. Leggett, D. Waite, A. Thanki, N. Drou, M. Caccamo, R. Davey (2013). StatsDB: platform-agnostic storage and understanding of next generation sequencing run metrics [v1; ref status: indexed,] F1000Research 2:248 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.2-248.v1)

A. S. Thanki, R.C. Jimenez, G. G. Kaithakottil, M.Corpas, R. P. Davey (2014). wigExplorer, a BioJS component to visualise wig data [v2; ref status: awaiting peer review, 2014, 3:53 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.3-53.v2)

A. S. Thanki, S. Caim, M. Corpas, R. P. Davey (2014) DNAContentViewer a BioJS component to visualise GC/AT Content [v1; ref status: awaiting peer review, 2014, 3:54 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.3-54.v1)

M. Corpas, R. Jimenez, S. J Carbon, A. García, L. Garcia, T. Goldberg, J. Gomez, A. Kalderimis, S. E Lewis, I. Mulvany, A. Pawlik, F. Rowland, G. Salazar, F. Schreiber, I. Sillitoe, W. H Spooner, A. Thanki, J. M Villaveces, G. Yachdav, H. Hermjakob (2014). BioJS: an open source standard for biological visualisation – its status in 2014 [v1; ref status: indexed, 2014, 3:55 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.3-55.v1)


Oral Presentations:

TGAC Browser: visualisation solutions for big data in the genomic era at BOSC 2014, Boston MA, USA, Anil Thanki, Xingdong Bian, Robert Davey




Reuse, Develop and Share Biological Visualisation with BioJS (Manuel Corpas Rafael Jiménez José Villaveces Guy Yachdav Anil Thanki) at Vizbi, 2014 Heidelberg, Germany


Davey R., Bian X., Thanki A., Caccamo M. Poster: MISO: an open-­source LIMS for small­-to-­large sequencing centres, Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT), Marco Island Florida Feb 2012.

Thanki A., Bian X., Davey R., Caccamo M. Poster: TGAC Browser: A new open-source client-side rendering genomic browser, NGS DeepSeq 2012 , Nottingham, UK Aug 2012.

Davey R., Ramirez-Gonzalez R., Leggett R., Bian X, Thanki A., Drou N., Caccamo M. Addressing the infrastructure challenges of NGS core bioinformatics, BOSC 2013 , Berlin, Germany July 2013.

Thanki A., Bian X., Davey R., Poster: TGAC Browser: visualisation solutions for big data in the genomic era, ISMB/ECCB 2013 , Berlin, Germany July 2013.

Thanki A., Bian X., Davey R., Poster: TGAC Browser: visualisation solutions for big data in the genomic era, UK genome Science 2013 , Nottingham, UK September 2013.

Thanki AS., Bian X., Davey RP., Poster: TGAC Browser: visualisation solutions for big data in the genomic era, 5th international meeting on Visualizing Biological Data, Heidelberg, Germany Mar 2014.

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