GeneMANIA Help and documentation

Virtual machine

GeneMANIA helps you predict the function of your favourite genes and gene sets on your own machine.

The interface is backed by powerful analysis software and a large data warehouse containing extensive amounts of existing functional genomics data. The GeneMANIA virtual machine provides a local copy of the GeneMANIA webserver. Everything is self contained, and no internet access is required to use it.


This release has not been thoroughly tested and no guarantee is made that it will work properly. Please keep this in mind if you decide to try it out.

Minimum System Requirements

  • 4 GB RAM on the host operating system
  • Currently only tested on VMware Fusion 2 and 3

Download Virtual Machine

Installation Instructions

  1. Unzip, and load it using VMware. If it asks you if you moved or
copied the image, pick “Moved”.   2. To log in, the user is genemania and the password is genemania.   3. GeneMANIA and all its components are launched when the system boots

up, so you can launch Firefox at any time and it will take you to the

local GeneMANIA instance.   4. A text file on the desktop contains more information about starting/

stopping/managing the GeneMANIA components.</p>

Using the Virtual Machine

While the GeneMANIA virtual machine is self contained and does not require internet access, the recommended way of using it is to run it on a dedicated machine on a local area network. This allows anyone to access the GeneMANIA virtual machine over the network using their preferred operating system and browser.