Welcome to Dinghy

DINGHY: Dynamic Interactive Navigator for General Hypergraphs in Biology


Dinghy is an on-line visualization program for hypergraphs in biology. Its primary application field is for visualising the result of metabolomics experiments in the context of (small) metabolic networks. Typically, it performs well on networks/pathways of up to ~150 reactions. Its features are :



Here you can display a sample network or even take the demonstration tour.

The network presented in this demo has 109 reactions over 95 metabolites (plus 224 cofactor nodes). It was obtained in an experiment on E. Coli whose output is a set of reactions and corresponding positive or negative values. The metabolic pathway meta-data was given inside an sbml file. For better readability, it is advised to filter out low-value reactions and cofactors.