MEMOSys (Metabolic Model System) is a web based bioinformatics platform for the management, storage, and development of metabolic models. It supports the development of new models by providing a built in version control system which offers access to the complete reconstruction history. Moreover, the integrated web board, the fine-grained authorization system, and the definition of user roles allow collaborations across departments and universities. Research on existing models is facilitated by a powerful search system, references to external databases, and a feature-rich comparison mechanism. MEMOSys provides customizable data exchange mechanisms using the SBML format to enable analysis in external tools. The web application is based on the Java EE framework and offers an intuitive user interface. It currently contains several well annotated and publicly available models.
In summary, the implemented bioinformatics platform provides researchers a novel application facilitating the management and development of metabolic models.