FusionCatcher searches for novel/known somatic fusion genes, translocations, and chimeras in RNA-seq data (paired-end or single-end reads from Illumina NGS platforms like Solexa/HiSeq/NextSeq/MiSeq/MiniSeq) from diseased samples.The aims of FusionCatcher are:very good detection rate for finding candidate somatic fusion genes (see somatic mutations; using a matched normal sample is optional; several databases of known fusion genes found in healthy samples are used as a list of known false positives; biological knowledge is used, like for example gene fusion between a gene and its pseudogene is filtered out),very good RT-PCR validation rate of found candidate somatic fusion genes (this is very important for us),very easy to use (i.e. no a priori knowledge of bioinformatic databases and bioinformatics is needed in order to run FusionCatcher BUT Linux/Unix knowledge is needed; it allows a very high level of control for expert users),to be as automatic as possible (i.e. the FusionCatcher will choose automatically the best parameters in order to find candidate somatic fusion genes, e.g. finding automatically the adapters, quality trimming of reads, building the exon-exon junctions automatically based on the length of the reads given as input, etc. while giving also full control to expert users) while providing the best possible detection rate for finding somatic fusion genes (with a very low rate of false positives but a very good precision).
Official web site: https://github.com/ndaniel/fusioncatcher
To load the application you should run the following commands:
module load profile/bioinf
module load autoload fusioncatcher
Help and Documentation:
The manual is on the web at the original home page(https://github.com/ndaniel/fusioncatcher/blob/master/doc/manual.md)
CINECA consultants can be reached through the addr: firstname.lastname@example.org