Heatster aims to develop a central platform for the work with heat stress transcription factors (HSFs). Currently, the platform provides a manually curated database that includes 848 plant HSF sequences extracted from genome sequencing projects of 33 plant species, and an annotation tool that allows the automatic identification and classification of HSFs.

For acknowledging the use of the Heatster database or annotation tool, please refer to:
Scharf KD, Berberich T, Ebersberger I, Nover L. The plant heat stress transcription factor (Hsf) family: Structure, function and evolution. Biochim Biophys Acta (2012) 1819:104-119, doi:10.1016/j.bbagrm.2011.10.002


The HSF database was curated be Lutz Nover and Klaus-Dieter Scharf and the annotation tool was developed by Ingo Ebersberger and Sebastian Schuster.

The website was developed by Sebastian Schuster and is hosted and maintained by the Center for Integrative Bioinformatics Vienna (CIBIV).

Critical comments and suggestions for further improvement of the Heatster platform are highly appreciated and should be addressed to Klaus-Dieter Scharf for HSF-related queries or to Ingo Ebersberger for bioinformatics aspects.