Bioinformatics programs and services available at GWDG

The following is a complete list of bioinformatics programs and services currently available at GWDG. If you need a program that is not yet installed on our servers, contact us and we will install it if possible.

Most programs are Linux based command line tools available on our bioinformatics server gwdu100 (dialog mode) or HPC cluster in batch mode. In some cases (e.g. HPC) your GWDG account has to be activated for use of the systems, please request access by email. If you need help with Linux basics or the batch system, we will give you a short introduction.

Please send all requests to


Web services

Name Application purpose Web server More information
Galaxy multi purpose homepage, tutorial
An open source, web-based platform for data intensive research. Several thousand tools (with focus on but not limited to bioinformatics) are available for installation. A list of public Galaxy servers can be found here. If you would like to use additional tools on our Galaxy server, please send an email to
geneXplain multi purpose homepage
The geneXplain platform is an online toolbox and workflow management system for a broad range of bioinformatic and systems biology applications.
MASCOT protein mass spectrometry information/registration, homepage
A software search engine that uses mass spectrometry data to identify proteins from peptide sequence databases.
RStudio Server statistical computing homepage
A free and open-source environment for R, a programming language for statistical computing.

License server

Name Application purpose More information
Delta2D license server 2D evaluation of gel-electrophoresis information & registration, homepage
We administrate a Delta2D license server for some users in Göttingen but we have constantly unused licenses on our server.
Geneious license server multi purpose homepage
A modern, very comfortable sequence analysis package used by hundreds of our users. Program installation package are available for MS-Windows, Linux and Mac OS and can be downloaded from Biomatters. After a trial period of two weeks the program falls back into a very restricted basic mode.
If you are interested in buying a Geneious floating license and in joining our license pool, please contact us via and we will help you to get a good discount for your license. Due to our big license pool (about 40 licenses), one floating license suffices for 3-5 Geneious installations.

last modified: 14.05.2020 - 11:04