|Stable release||4.8.2 / 30 November 2009|
|Operating system||Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris|
|License||commercial (Pro), free for academic use (Basic)|
Geneious is a commercial, cross-platform bioinformatics application developed by Biomatters Ltd.
Geneious comes in a Basic version that is free for academic use, and a commercial Pro version with added features. Geneious bundles various bioinformatics tools under one hood with an easy-to-use email-client-like interface. See the release notes for a full list of features.
As of 2009, Geneious has over 100,000 user downloads from over 900 universities and institutes in more than 50 countries. The commercial version, Geneious Pro, is used by researchers at all 20 of the world's top 20 universities, as ranked by Times Higher Eduction in 2009[2 ]. It has gathered attention on GenomeWeb, BioInform, Bio-IT World and bioinformatics blogs.
Geneious was the #1 bioscience download on apple.com in 2006, and remains the #1 bioinformatics software download on apple.com to this day.
Also in 2009, Biomatters Ltd. was awarded the Recruit IT Innovative Software Product Award at the PriceWaterhouseCoopers New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards for Geneious in conjunction with Massive software and Geneious was a Global Finalist in the IT and Informatics category at the Bio-IT World Awards in Boston.
Also in 2007, the co-founder of Geneious and Director of the Board at Biomatters, Dr Alexei Drummond won the Royal Hamilton Memorial Prize for Contributions to Computational Biology for developing Geneious.[12 ]