Visualization of multi-omics data in microbiome research

The transdisciplinary field of microbiome research combines computer science, data analytics and biology to decipher the complex interplay between the microbial communities in a given environment. New technologies are being used to generate complex data that provide information about genes, functions and metabolites in microbial communities, also referred to as ‘omics’ data. A common way to translate these omics data into meaningful biological information is through the use of visualization tools.