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In this article, you'll find user settings that allow you to customize your platform according to your Lab preset requirements.

Written by Minerva Castellanos
Updated over a week ago


To access the User Settings, click on your profile icon on the right side of the Top Menu. There are Personal Settings, TeselaGen Settings, and Module Settings (Design Settings, Build Settings, Discover Settings).

You can move between options using the left panel or by clicking on the upper selection to display the list of options.


It contains information about your profile. The sections are:

  • Profile: It allows you to edit your avatar, name, and phone number. It also changes the Editor View Mode to Standard, Horizontal, or Vertical.

Standard view:

Horizontal view:

Vertical view:

  • Account: It allows you to change your password or email address.

  • My lab: It shows the labs you are part of. If you have an admin account, you can create new labs….

  • Notifications: Includes options to turn on/off notifications on different requests, updates, etc. Includes:

    • J5 reports

    • Design approvals

    • Comments

    • Workflow runs

    • Workflow tasks

    • Alignements

    • Updates

    • Requests

    • Jobs

    • Assembly reports

    • Generation of Oligos for Synthons

API One Time Password: It allows you to generate a login password for API access that lasts 1 hour.


They are divided into:

  • Tags: You can use tags to organize and categorize your data. On this option you can see your tags list and create new ones. This can be done by clicking on the “new” icon.

Notice that tags can contain “sub-tags” or options that can be added by clicking on “Add option”. However, if you prefer to upload tags in bulk, you can select the option “Upload Tags” and upload a file on .zip, .csv, or .xlsx format.

By clicking on “Build CSV file”a table will be shown, where you can manually add the information of the tags you want to add.

  • Extended properties: Extended properties are a great way to add a new column of data to almost any table. For example, you may have particular data that you wish to capture for every DNA sequence in your database. It could be a name, a number, or perhaps a URL. Note that data upload templates often include examples of additional columns that can be uploaded as extended properties.

To add a new Extended Property, click on the “add” icon and select the type. For each type, you will have to indicate the item type (Amino Acid Sequence, DNA Part, Project, Protocol, or Sequence) and name. Types include:

  • Basic: text, true/false, numbers, or dates

  • Categorical: A set of pre-defined options

  • Measurement: A numeric value with custom measurement units. You will have to indicate the name, abbreviation, and conversion factor.

  • Link: A link to another entity in the system. You will have to indicate the Target Item Type (sample, aliquot, reagent lot, plate, tube, sequence, amino acid sequence, genome, strain, functional protein unit, material, reagent, DNA assembly report, worklist, reaction map, plate map, and data table).

  • Projects: Projects are shared spaces where users can group data for sharing. Users can create spaces for several reasons, to sequester their work into a sandbox where they can work privately, or invite others to work collaboratively. You can also create projects that are shared with everyone and become a common space or curated registry. Note if you share something that is linked to an entity within your private project, the private entity can be accessed through the linked entity. For example, if you create a design in a private project, and then share a part within the design, the private design will show up in the "Linked Designs" of that part and can be accessed through it.

To learn more about labs, projects, and their creation, go to “Account types”

  • Annotations

    • Restriction enzymes: Includes a library view of the registered restriction enzymes.

By clicking on an enzyme you can see its details, including cutsite, description, and creation/modification date.

You can also add new enzymes by clicking on “New Restriction Enzyme” and filling in the corresponding information.

Notice that, on top of the list, you can see “Enzyme Groups” and “Cutsite Filter”.

To add a new enzyme group, go to “Enzyme Groups” and click on “New Enzyme Group”. Notice that you have to previously add the enzymes you want to be part of the group.

Similarly, you can select among your existing enzyme groups to use the cutsite filter.

  • Features: Features are visual guides to tag segments or annotate a sequence/design. This option on Settings allows you to create new “Canonical” features used for Auto Annotating DNA in Bulk.

  • Parts: Register your "canonical" parts here. Add them to Groups (in the next panel) to use them for Auto-Annotation.

  • Feature Types: The Admin can add/edit custom feature types or remove the default ones.


  • Design Review: The Admin can add review steps for members to ask for Design Approval.

  • Minimum Lengths: The Admin can adjust the minimum lengths of parts and features.

  • Assembly Parameters Presets: This allows you to establish the presets that can be applied to design or design templates. Notice that editing presets is only available for an Admin account. Among the available options, you can set the synthesis cost, length of fragments, specifications on PCR or digestion parameters, etc.

  • Custom Design Icons: In the Design Editor you have a menu of SBOL icons to be used to identify the parts.

However, if you want to use your own you can upload them by clicking on “Upload New Icon”, the file types accepted are .svg, .png, .jpg, .jpeg, and .gif.

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