Here is a summary of Wasabi-related news. Click on a title to read the full text.

Wasabi outage

Wasabi was offline 20.-21. March due to unexpected changes in nameserver settings. The issue has been resolved and hopefully stays that way.

Wasabi update 9.2016

We have released Wasabi maintenance update. Changes include: Wasabi can now import Ensembl EPO alignments crossing block boundaries Bug fixes and optimizations (e.g. improved Ensembl genetree support, server can provide data in jsonp format etc.) The updated Wasabi is ready

Wasabi integrated to Ensembl genome browser

The world’s largest genome browser Ensembl ( has integrated Wasabi to provide interactive visualization of the Genetree datasets. To see Wasabi in action, click on any node in a genetree (e.g. BRCA2 genetree) and click “Wasabi viewer”. The selected subtree

Wasabi integrated to ConSurf server

In addition to our public server, Wasabi can be added to other web services for customized integration. The ConSurf server is using Wasabi to provide interactive visualization for the result alignments and phylogenetic trees. Here’s an example results page with

Wasabi update 1.2016

Have a great year in 2016! Here’s an update for you: New stuff Import genetrees and alignment blocks also from Ensembl Genomes Extended tree metadata import (EC/AC codes etc.) Licensing changed from GPL to AGPL New attribute (“check”) added to

Wasabi article published!

Great news! The first article describing Wasabi and few of its use cases has been bublished in Molecular Biology and Evolution.   You can now read the article online and cite it in publications: Veidenberg, A., Medlar, A. and Löytynoja,

Wasabi update 11.2015

Good news: Wasabi just got an update. Changes include: New stuff Licensing information (GPLv3) added to source code file headers NEXUS file format import and export (supports: “data”, “characters”, “trees” block; “translate” command) Recognizes leaf name colors in data files

New Wasabi video tutorial and plugin API

Wasabi homepage now includes a nice video to show an example workflow in Wasabi. The 2-minute tutorial covers Ensembl import, using Pagan aligner, tree pruning and sequence translation, among others. The video is hosted on Youtube and is available in

Wasabi update 09.2015

Good news: new version of Wasabi is now live. This compound update includes: Long list of fixed bugs. This is a stable version and has no known issues. Fixed fasta file import Proper cleanup of trails form previous data import

Wasabi update 10.2014

Good news: new version of Wasabi is now live. Improvements include: Better server monitoring: rotating log file and Piwik analytics Improved user account creation and management (e.g. cleanup of old accounts) Added breadcrumb trail to analysis library interface First parts