About IM Browser
IM Browser is a web-based application designed to explore and visualize interaction data stored in an Oracle database. The tool connects to a database specified by the user; when using the IM Browser from this web site, the user is connected to DroID, the Drosophila Interactions Database. IM Browser generates a graphical user interface that is simple and convenient enough to query the data without knowledge of SQL, yet powerful enough to provide access to all features of complex interaction data. Results of the queries are displayed as an interactive graph.
The reference for this program is: A database and tool, IM Browser, for exploring and integrating emerging gene and protein interaction data for Drosophila. Svetlana Pacifico, Guozhen Liu, Stephen Guest, Jodi R Parrish, Farshad Fotouhi and Russell L Finley Jr. BMC Bioinformatics, 7:195 doi:10.1186/1471-2105-7-195, 2006 [Full text].
IM Browser was implemented as a Java applet. To work with the applet your computer needs to have Java installed and your Web Browser needs to have Java enabled. Your Web Browser may also need to allow Java applets specfically from http://www.droidb.org. The site can be entered in the Security settings of your your browser.
To use IM Browser with Java version 7 the Java security settings must allow applications to be launched from http://www.droidb.org. On a Mac go to System Preferences and Java. Under the Security tab edit the Exceptions List by adding http://www.droidb.org.
We appreciate your feedback. Please send comments or concerns about IM Browser to Lana Pacifico (droid(at)wayne.edu).