A collaboration between Tom Oinn from the myGrid team and Anders Lanzen, Svenn Helge Grindhaug and Pal Puntervoll from the University of Bergen, Norway, has produced an interactive genome annotation pipeline.
Sequencing, characterising and annotating a genome are the first steps to understanding its function. Important stages in this include gene prediction, comparative genomics and function prediction of genes and gene products. With workflows all of these stages can be automate, requiring little human interaction. However, manual inspection can be required at certain points in the process.
Articles and papers about the success of Taverna for genome annotation are available on-line.