JBR Genome Browser is a general purpose genome browser with integrated visual peak calling support.



  • Integrated peaks annotating
  • On-the-fly peak calling using SPAN models
  • Support for observing multiple genome locations simultaneously
  • Classical genome browser features to view various genome data formats
  • Supported data file formats: BED (including MACS2, SICER peaks), WIG, TDF, BigBed, bigWig
  • Supported sessions formats: JBR *.yaml, IGV *.xml session files
  • Remote URL bigWig/BigBed/BED files support
  • BED track peaks statistics
  • BigWig signal statistics track for multiple locations
  • Optimized for working with large sessions

System Requirements

  • Operation System:
    • Microsoft Windows 10/8/7/Vista/2003/XP (incl.64-bit)
    • MacOS 10.8.3 or higher
    • Linux. Recommended desktops: GNOME, KDE or UNITY
  • 2 GB RAM minimum
  • 1024x768 minimum screen resolution

Pre-installed Java Runtime isn't required, as it is bundled in JBR Genome Browser distribution.


JBR Genome Browser (build 1.0.beta.4882), released on May 17, 2019

Download Description
jbr-1.0.beta.4882_x64.zip Windows 64-bit ZIP archive (includes bundled 64-bit Java Runtime)
jbr-1.0.beta.4882_x86.zip Windows 32-bit ZIP archive (includes bundled 32-bit Java Runtime)
jbr-1.0.beta.4882.dmg Mac installer (includes bundled 64-bit Java Runtime)
jbr-1.0.beta.4882.tar.gz Linux archive (includes bundled 64-bit Java Runtime)


Download suitable build for your OS from Downloads section. We recommend choosing 64-bit version if your OS is 64-bit.


  • Unpack the browser 1.0.beta.4882_x64.zip file:
  • Run jbr.exe.


  • Download the 1.0.beta.4882.dmg macOS Disk Image file
  • Mount it as another disk in your system
  • Copy JBR Genome Browser to your Applications folder

If you wan't to open multiple JBR instances launch second, third, etc instances using commandline: open -n "/Applications/JBR 1.0.app"


  • Unpack the browser 1.0.beta.4882.tar.gz file using the following command:
    tar -xzf 1.0.beta.4882.tar.gz
  • Run jbr.sh from the bin subdirectory.


Visual Peak Calling Tutorial:
Comprehensive step-by-step tutorial on using integrated peak calling solution is available in How-To section.

Errors Reporting

Error reporting
Report any errors or comments in the public JBR Genome browser issue tracker.

Modified May 17, 2019