Bioinformatics Software



IPA - Ingenuity Pathway Analysis

QIAGEN'S Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA)  is an all-in-one, web-based software application that enables analysis, integration, and understanding of data from gene expression, miRNA, and SNP microarrays, as well as metabolomics, proteomics, and RNAseq experiments. IPA can also be used for analysis of small-scale experiments that generate gene and chemical lists. IPA allows searches for targeted information on genes, proteins, chemicals, and drugs, and building of interactive models of experimental systems. Data analysis and search capabilities help in understanding the significance of data, specific targets, or candidate biomarkers in the context of larger biological or chemical systems. The software is backed by the Ingenuity Knowledge Base of highly structured, detail-rich biological and chemical findings. it has been broadly adopted by the life science research community.

IPA is a web-based commercial software application. UTSA Research IT manages a license for one concurrent seat with unlimited account. Please contact Research IT at if you would like to use it for your research. You can contact the vendor for a trial account at



Mascot is a software package for identification, characterization and quantitation of proteins using mass spectrometry data. The package inlcudes Mascot Server, Mascot Daemon, Mascot Distiller, and Mascot Parser. Mascot Server is a web-based application for both Peptide Mass Fingerprint and MS/MS database searches. Mascot Daemon is a batch automation utility, bundled with Mascot Server. Mascot Distiller offers a single, intuitive interface to native (binary) data files from Agilent, AB Sciex, Bruker, Shimadzu, Thermo and Waters. Mascot Parser provides an API (Application Programmer Interface) to Mascot Server result files, making it easy to access search results from programs written in C++, Java, Python or Perl. Free for non-commercial use.

UTSA Research IT manages a five-node Mascot Server. Please contact Research IT at if you would like to use it for your research. You can contact the sales team at to obtain the trial version.

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