On September 22nd, OSC switched to Slurm for job scheduling and resource management on the Pitzer Cluster, along with the deployment of the new Pitzer hardware. We are in the process of updating the example job scripts for each software. If a Slurm example is not yet available, please consult our general Slurm information page or contact OSC help.


STAR-Fusion is a component of the Trinity Cancer Transcriptome Analysis Toolkit (CTAT). STAR-Fusion uses the STAR aligner to identify candidate fusion transcripts supported by Illumina reads. STAR-Fusion further processes the output generated by the STAR aligner to map junction reads and spanning reads to a reference annotation set.

Availability and Restrictions


The following versions of STAR-Fusion are available on OSC clusters:

Version Owens
0.7.0 X*
1.4.0 X
* Current default version

You can use module spider star-fusion to view available modules for a given machine. Feel free to contact OSC Help if you need other versions for your work.


STAR-Fusion is available to all OSC users. If you have any questions, please contact OSC Help.

Publisher/Vendor/Repository and License Type

Broad Institute, Open source


Usage on Owens


To configure your environment for use of STAR-Fusion, run the following command:  module load star-fusion. The default version will be loaded. To select a particular STAR-Fusion version, use module load star-fusion/version. For example, use module load star-fusion/0.7.0 to load STAR-Fusion 0.7.0.

Further Reading

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