BioVM is a virtual machine based on Ubuntu Linux (MATE) with pre-configured software for Bioinformatics.

The BioVM desktop


  • Get latest Bioinformatics software.
  • A local instance of the Galaxy web platform.
  • Run, create and share containers of Bioinformatics software.
  • Includes Python, PERL, R and system tools.
  • Minimal installation of Ubuntu Linux - suitable for virtual environments.

Please visit the project's website to learn more and to download the virtual machine.

Direct email support

If you need help, you can purchase direct email support for 30 days. Extended support options are also available. Please visit the project's page on Gumroad for more information.

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Project information

Current stable release:
Source code:

Blog posts

BioVM 18.04 is here.