Escher is quickly growing in popularity. As Escher currently uses JSON as its data and layout representation format, and most of the community powered systems biology applications use SBML and SBGN-ML for representation of networks in biology, it is necessary to have seamless conversion between these two. Right now, Escher's JSON formatted data can be converted to these standards using EscherConverter, but the reverse is not possible. Because of this layout has to be manually defined by someone as you cannot import it from some other format. This project aims at filling that gap by providing a tool that can convert SBML (Layout Extension) and SBGN-ML to Escher compatible JSON.


Devesh Khandelwal


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