Stemformatics is a collaboration between the stem cell and bioinformatics communities, including the induced pluripotent cell community. It is motivated by the plethora of exciting cell models in the public and private domains, and the realisation that for many biologists these are not easily accessible. We provide a fast way to find and visualise interesting genes in these exemplar stem cell datasets.

All of the data on this site has been hand-picked, curated and checked for experimental reproducibility and design quality, and normalized in-house.

At the heart of Stemformatics lies high-quality gene expression and annotation data of interest to the stem cell biologist that has been designed to be quick and easy to use.

The Stemformatics Workbench allows you to answer the following questions:

  • What else behaves like my gene of interest? (Gene Neighbourhood)
  • What are the genes that best discriminate between these cell types? (Comparative Marker Selection)
  • How similar are these samples? (Hierarchical Cluster)
  • What pathways are associated with my gene set? (Annotate a Gene Set)

These analyses gives the user a basic idea of how their gene(s) of interest are behaving in a particular dataset.

Stemformatics will continue to add new datasets and analyses that are of interest to the stem cell community. If you would like to know more, or request a dataset to be uploaded to Stemformatics, please click on or email

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