About GPSE

The Genome Proteome search engine (GPSe) is a specialised custom search engine that directly fetches information and data pertaining to a specified gene or protein ID directly as a user input.
GPSe is formulated using the GoogleTM search feature bringing in the robustness of the heuristic search feature of Google to fetch data from different biological data sources spread across the many web servers. The spectrum of biological databases GPSE processes include Genome, Proteome, Transcriptome, Metabolome, Interactome, Structural databases and also major Genome Browsers like Ensembl, UCSC, NCBI Entrez. In addition data sources and web server useful for systems biology and model building are also processed.  The aim is to bring in a single common interface for biological data mining.

Plethora of biological data spread across thousands of databases and web servers in the worldwide web makes information retrieval increasingly difficult for researchers. For example the majority of data at NCBI is in Entrez, however there are several datasets that exist outside of the Entrez system.

 A single common interface for access and retrieval of bio molecular data has become pertinent. There are number of common and single repositories of biological data but nevertheless most of them are narrow in scope or need specialist for retrieval and access. Though commonly used search engines are widely used to search for specific information on biological data they are far too wide in their search and data mining through them becomes an arduous task. The Genome Proteome search engine aims to bridge the gap by employing a widely used search engine’s backend to crawl among dispersed biological databases.

Link: Genome Proteome Search Engine