Systematic analysis of alternative splicing in time course data using Spycone


Motivation During disease progression or organism development, alternative splicing may lead to isoform switches that demonstrate similar temporal patterns and reflect the alternative splicing co-regulation of such genes. Tools for dynamic process analysis usually neglect alternative splicing.

Results Here, we propose Spycone, a splicing-aware framework for time course data analysis. Spycone exploits a novel IS detection algorithm and offers downstream analysis such as network and gene set enrichment. We demonstrate the performance of Spycone using simulated and real-world data of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Availability and implementation The Spycone package is available as a PyPI package. The source code of Spycone is available under the GPLv3 license at and the documentation at