Discover the new viral ‘omics dataset collection for public health labs: Viral Land


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Discover the new viral ‘omics dataset collection for public health labs: Viral Land

Are you a scientist or public health lab professional performing viral or host response research? Do you find it challenging to find high-quality curated information on gene expression studies from viral host response to advance and deepen your insights and accelerate your research? Look no further. QIAGEN Discovery Bioinformatics Services now offers the new Viral Land collection of around 200 curated and re-processed ‘omics datasets from human viral host and viral vaccine studies, aimed to support public health labs. This new gene expression database on viral studies leverages QIAGEN OmicSoft Land Explorer technology to:

  • Mine public studies, and simultaneously examine existing studies on viral host response to find similar changes between different viruses
  • Explore differential gene expression and perform on-demand analyses without the need for time-consuming data processing and sample annotation
  • Quickly validate experimental results, and confirm they can be reproduced in similar studies, thanks to custom annotations of study attributes and experimental variables

The new Viral Land delivers web-based access to public gene expression studies. The samples are easily visualized, colored by the study type and organized by the virus used for host response or vaccine response. Additional variable curation includes annotation of study type (in vitro host response, in vitro vaccine response, in vivo host response, in vivo vaccine response) and virus of interest for each sample in the study.



You can interrogate the database of host samples using curated sample and project variables, and use the filter window to focus on samples of interest, filtering on project and sample variables, and then gain deeper insights from interactive visualizations of projects.

Another great feature of Viral Land is that you can browse results from a single publication and compare to results from other similar studies. For example, to delve into the details of a single project, you can filter on project of interest, and then search for a single gene of interest. If you want to go further, and study multiple projects, you can filter on samples of interest (such peripheral blood or virus of interest, etc.) and then search for a single gene of interest.


Figure 1. Browse the details of single projects, or multiple projects, that match certain parameters of your study, to make comparisons.


You can also examine how multiple genes’ expression correlates within sample populations. Then, filter on virus of interest, or search for 2 genes (TNF and IL6) to isolate the studies and datasets that match your collection of chosen parameters.

Do your viral and host response research a favor! Request a consultation on Viral Land from our experts today,  visit us here for more information about QIAGEN Discovery Bioinformatics Services or contact us at