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We simplify access
to biological data

With our Maximizer portal, the Bio-Conversion Databank Foundation's vision is to be the global centre of credible data and knowledge associated with synthetic biology and the building blocks of bioconversion.

What does our Maximizer portal do?

Maximizer Features

Phage Receptor Database (PhReD)

The Phage Receptor Database (PhReD) is a repository of bacterial receptors involved in phage-host recognition and interactions. This database includes over 560 phages, over 560 receptors, and over 80 different hosts (and counting).

The intuitive visual filters can be used to easily search specific entries and navigate through the database.

All data can be exported and you can also contribute your own receptors to this growing database.

Interactive Phylogenetic Trees

Our interactive phylogenetic trees are the gateway for quick and easy access to several data (such as whole genomes and gene sequences) from different bacterial groups (updated regularly).

You can easily visualize metabolic pathways and determine presence and absence of genes with our interactive pathways feature.

We also add new pathways regularly or you can request for a specific pathway to be included.

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Organism Comparisons

The organism comparisons allow for more in-depth comparisons of a few (or a lot) of organisms.


Searching for organisms to compare is easy with our visual filter, and we have several intuitive and interactive chart options (bar chart, dot plots, pie charts, and many more) to visualize data. More data and chart types are added regularly.


Multiple charts can be viewed all at once and can be organized to your liking.

Discourse Community 

The entire Maximizer community is just a message away! Discourse allows for all members of the Maximizer portal to communicate with each other.

Feel free to ask or answer questions, share data, news and journal articles of interest, etc.

You can also contact the BioDF Maximizer development team through Discourse. Let us know if you have any comments or feature requests.

Phylogenetic Trees
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