Alamut Batch

Features of Alamut® Batch

Alamut Batch offers numerous features and dozens of annotations for the NGS analysis of your variants


Alamut Batch is an efficient high-throughput human variant annotation engine for large studies like NGS analysis.
The annotation engine supports human genes (protein coding, non-protein coding and pseudogenes).
The data enrichment is based on the well-curated Alamut® software Suite database and on efficient external prediction tools.
Alamut Batch is easy to integrate into any analysis pipeline (Linux, Windows).
It uses standard bioinformatics file formats (e.g. tab-delimited, VCF).


The annotations can be restricted/limited to user-defined regions. The external annotations supplied in variant annotation files can be integrated in the output.
A GUI frontend is available on Windows.
Alamut Batch is available as a client-server or standalone application (including the Alamut® database).


Variant location, type, coding effects, HGVS nomenclature

  • Gene: symbol, HGNC id, OMIM® id
  • Transcripts: RefSeq id, strand, length
  • Protein: RefSeq id, Uniprot id, domains
  • Variant type: substitution, deletion, insertion, duplication, delins
  • Coding effect: synonymous, missense, nonsense, in-frame, frameshift, start loss, stop loss
  • Variant location: upstream, 5’UTR, exon, intron, 3’UTR, downstream
  • gDNA-level, cDNA-level, protein-level HGVS nomenclature
  • Exon and/or intron number

Identification with variation databases

  • dbSNP, ExAC, ESP/EVS
  • ClinVar, SwissProt
  • COSMIC (available at no extra cost to both academic and commercial users — users who wish to download the COSMIC database, manipulate or mine it directly would need to obtain it from the Sanger Institute)

Splicing predictions

  • MaxEntScan, NNSPLICE, SpliceSiteFinder, GeneSplicer predictions
  • Effect on nearest natural splice site
  • Splicing effect in variation vicinity (e.g. new splice site, activation of nearby cryptic site)
  • Branch point predictions

Missense annotations and predictions

  • phastCons and phyloP nucleotide conservation scores
  • Codon detailed annotations
  • Amino acid conservation in orthologues
  • BLOSUM scores, Grantham distance, amino acid physico-chemical features
  • Growing list of missense prediction tools: SIFT, Align GVGD, MAPP

What they say
about Alamut

"I have previously used Alamut Visual in the UK and it is an invaluable resource for variant curation which I was keen to bring into use in my new role in New Zealand. provides a convenient and user-friendly interface which pulls together literature searches, population databases and in silico prediction tools. This enables streamlining of the curation process and saves a lot of time."


Wellington Regional Genetics Laboratory, Wellington, New Zealand



ASHG 2019



ESHG 2019