HelRaizer is a computational tool created for the Summer Institute in BioEngineering and Health Informatics at Oakland University in the summer of 2009. This program is used to analyze the maize genome for the presence of Helitron transposable elements exhibiting possible full length gene capture.  

Team HelRaizer

HelRaizer News

Read a program description and notes about implementation under the 'About' tab.

HelRaizer code and links to the supporting Python modules are available under the 'Code tab.

A public list of computationally determined putative Helitrons and their flanking sequences from the Zea Mays genome is available for download under the 'Helitrons' tab.

A case by case analysis of specific Helitron gene capture events as well as supporting experimental results can be found under the 'Experimental' tab.

Team HelRaizer is (from left to right): Professor Shailesh Lal [Department of Biological Sciences, Oakland University], Sarah Smith [Johns Hopkins University], Elizabeth Barrows [University of Michigan Ann Arbor], Professor Fatma Mili [Department of Computer Science, Oakland University], John Higgins [Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering], Allison Barbaglia [Oakland University](not pictured).