Staying up-to-date with new features and data at WormBase

WormBase offers a number of ways to stay up-to-date with new features and datasets. Here are a few.

1. The WormBase Blog

Right here — we’ll post everything on the blog. Entries of general interest will also cross-post to the main WormBase site. You can also subscribe to receive notice of all new posts to the blog by email.

2. Twitter

WormBase is on Twitter, at, erm, @wormbase. On Twitter we post news items, service status updates, answer queries, and occasionally live blog meetings.

3. The announce@wormbase.org email list

If you prefer email, subscribe to the very low traffic WormBase Announce Mailing list. Here, we post notifications of new release and announcements of general interest to the community.

Publish summer student’s results quickly and easily in Micropublication:Biology!

Are your summer student’s projects coming to an end? Did they obtain a solid research finding that does not fit into a larger narrative context? Micropublish their results in Micropublication:biology. Give the students citable credit for their work. Give mentors credit for their effort.

Need additional information? Contact us at micropublications@wormbase.org, we will guide you through the process. It’s fast and easy.

Type of Micropublications include: New finding – including new reagents; Negative result; Replication – successful; Replication – unsuccessful; Commodity validation.

May 2016: 8 new labs joining the community

8 new labs have registered with WormBase and the CGC. Please join us in welcoming these labs to the community!

Alex Mendenhall ARM wam University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Hiroaki Miki CRB dcr Osaka University, Osaka, Japan website
Megan Hwa Brewer MHB nna Sydney Medical School, Concord, NSW, Australia
Suhong Xu SHX zju Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China website
Tamara Mikeladze-Dvali TMD mik Biozentrum der LMU Mnchen, Planegg-Martinsried, Germany website
Matt Crook TWP mxc Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
Anna K Allen WDC ana Howard University, Washington, DC website
Wolfgang Fischle WFK cbd Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen, Germany website

Are you a worm lab PI or “lab head”? Be sure to join the new mailing list.

Are you a principal investigator or lab head? By now you should have received not one, not two, but three invitations to join a new low-traffic mailing list.

This list serves as a communication channel for the newly formed Worm Board to announce initiatives related to community support and infrastructure.

If you have not already accepted the invitation to join, please check your inbox. If you did not receive an invite, you cannot find it, it has expired, or you think you should be included on the list, you may send a subscription request at the home page of the mailing list.

Please add a brief description of who you are with your request!

If you have already subscribed, please disregard this notice!

December 2015: 20 new labs have joined the community!

20 new labs have registered with WormBase and the CGC. Please join us in welcoming these labs to the community!

Representative Lab Code Allele Code Institution URL
Bi-Tzen Juang BTJ nct National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
David de Pomerai DDP uon The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
Frank Doering FED cau University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany website
Ana Carvalho GCP prt IBMC, Porto, Portugal
Haijun Tu HTU aij Hunan University, Hunan, China website
Jose Perez-Martin JPM sal Instituto de Biologia Funcional y Genomica CSIC, Salamanca, Spain
Jingru Sun JRS sun Washington State University, Spokane, WA website
Maria Ermolaeva MAE mer Leibniz Institute for Age Research/Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI), Jena, Germany website
Nikolaus Rajewsky NIK raj Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology, Berlin, Germany website
Peter M Douglas PMD uts UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX website
Annalise Paaby QF qef Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA website
Rui Xiao RUX zax University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Javier Apfeld SAY wit Northeastern University, Boston, MA website
Steven Zuryn SJZ fox The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia
Tao Xu TXL txu Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China website
Anna Zinovyeva UY zen Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS website
Viviane Alves Gouveia VAG bcm Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil website
David Wang WUM vir Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO website
Wei Xiao XWZ sky Capital Normal University, Beijing, China