Plugins have been introduced recently to Minerva and allow the development of user-specific tools to explore and analyze the map or to provide connections to other databases.

They are loaded through an URL to their compiled .js file as shown in the following figure. Plugins that are mentioned below are already suggested and can be loaded directly with one click.


(BETA) Plugin developed by the AIR team for the AIR specifically:

The "AirPlugins"-Plugin consists of two major parts, each providing many functionalities to make use of the data stored in the AIR and generate new hypotheses.

A detailed user guide is available here.

  • AirXplore: Data-independent exploration of the AIR. Search interactions, export data, visualize network topology features and find regulators of selected phenotypes.
  • AirOmics: Analysis of -omics data provided by the user. Estimate phenotype levels and predict key regulators in the samples.

Additionally, more sub-plugin will be developed in the future, allowing the integration of more data types into the AirOmics analyses:

  • AirVariant: Mapping of genomic variant data and prediction of variant effects.


Plugins developed by the AIR team usable for all MINERVA projects:


Plugins developed by the MINERVA team:

(see Minerva documentation on plugins)

  • Disease variant associations: Provide information about genes associated with the given disease in the context of the selected disease map.
  • Drug reactions: Explore the adverse reactions of the drugs which are interacting with the presented entities in a disease map.
  • Exploration: Enhance the visualization and exploration of molecular interaction in the map.
  • Guide: Provide an introductory guide through various aspects of the MINERVA platform.
  • GSEA: Calculate the enrichment of the elements from the selected overlay in the pathway.