Shandong University researchers have developed DeepBIO, the first-of-its-kind automated and interpretable deep-learning platform for high-throughput biological sequence functional analysis. DeepBIO is a one-stop-shop web service that enables researchers to develop new deep-learning architectures to answer any biological question. Specifically, given any biological sequence data, DeepBIO supports a total of 42 state-of-the-art deep-learning algorithms for model training, comparison, optimization and evaluation in a fully automated pipeline. DeepBIO provides a comprehensive result visualization analysis for predictive models covering several aspects, such as model interpretability, feature analysis and functional sequential region discovery. Additionally, DeepBIO supports nine base-level functional annotation tasks using deep-learning architectures, with comprehensive interpretations and graphical visualizations to validate the reliability of annotated sites. Empowered by high-performance computers, DeepBIO allows ultra-fast prediction with up to million-scale sequence data in a few hours, demonstrating its usability in real application scenarios. Case study results show that DeepBIO provides an accurate, robust and interpretable prediction, demonstrating the power of deep learning in biological sequence functional analysis. Overall, the researchers expect DeepBIO to ensure the reproducibility of deep-learning biological sequence analysis, lessen the programming and hardware burden for biologists and provide meaningful functional insights at both the sequence level and base level from biological sequences alone.
DeepBIO is an automated and interpretable deep-learning platform for high-throughput biological sequence level prediction, functional site annotation, and comprehensive visualization analysis.
Availability – DeepBIO is publicly available at https://inner.wei-group.net/DeepBIO.