Welcome to Escher-Trace

Escher-Trace is a tool for visualizing and analyzing stable isotope tracing data. You can find more information about how to use the tool by selecting from the menu options on the left. Escher-Trace is built on top of Escher. New users may be interested in the Getting Started with Escher-Trace guide.



  1. Upload data in a simple JSON or CSV format
  2. Correct isotopic labeling for natural isotope abundance
  3. Automatically generate publication quality graphs of:
  4. Export graphs in svg format, allowing for seamless integration with vector graphics editors (such as Adobe Illustrator).
  5. Full control over data normalization and sample/condition grouping
  6. Save and reload your workspace so you can start and stop analysis or easily transfer data to collaborators.
  7. Integration with Escher maps, allowing for simple loading and editing of pathway maps.


Supported browsers

We recommend using Google Chrome for the best user experience, however Escher-Trace will also run on Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari as well as mobile browsers.

Citing Escher-Trace

Avi Kumar, Jack Mitchener, Zachary A. King, and Christian M. Metallo. Escher-Trace: a web application for pathway-based visualization of stable isotope tracing data. BMC Bioinformatics 21, 297 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12859-020-03632-0


Please contact us at eschertrace@gmail.com if you have any questions about Escher-Trace.