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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.

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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

WormMart Sunset Period: to be retired 01 Jan 2016

Today we are announcing the “sunset” period for WormMart at WormBase. WormMart will be formally retired from WormBase at the end of 2015.

For many years, WormMart was the primary data mining facility at WormBase. Later, we replaced it with WormMine based on the Intermine platform. In that time, we have maintained the two in parallel, although WormMart updates were frozen at the WS220 release of WormBase.

With the new release of WormMine for WS250, WormMine is now in a position to replace much of the existing functionality of WormMart but with a raft of more powerful and useful features. Over coming releases starting with WS251 (due for release at the end of 2015), we will be rapidly expanding the content of WormMine, starting with orthology, RNAi, and sequence features such as binding sites.

Questions or concerns? Please do not hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help.

November 2015: 18 new labs have joined the community!

18 new labs registered with WormBase and the CGC up to and including October 2015. Please join us in welcoming these labs to the community!

PI Lab Code Allele Code Institute Website
Daniel C. Williams CCU myr Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
Dengke K Ma DMS dma UCSF, San Francisco, CA lab website
Sevinc Ercan ERC ers New York University, NY lab website
Kevin M Esvelt KME etc Wyss Institute at Harvard Medical School, Boston MA lab website
Lesley MacNeil LMN ltm McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada lab website
Levi Morran LTM mgm Emory University, Atlanta, GA lab website
Marcelo A Mori MAM mor Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil lab website
Matthew R. Marcello MRM mrm Pace University, New York, NY
Shinsuke Niwa OTL jpn Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Rob Fairman RPF hca Haverford College, Haverford, PA lab website
Sandy D Westerheide SDW asd University of South Florida, Tampa, FL lab website
Matthew D Nelson SJU stj Saint Joseph’s University, PA lab website
Hari Shroff SLS aot National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, Bethesda, MD lab website
Maria Agapito SPU maa St. Peter’s University, Jersey City, NJ
Kota Mizumoto UJ miz The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Tokumitsu Wakabayashi WKB iwt Iwate University, Iwate, Japan
Ke-Qin Zhang YAN ylw Yunnan University, Kunming, China
Yan Zou ZOU yan ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai, China

WormMine unavailable until Friday, October 30th

Due to scheduled service windows and final preparations of an update, the old instance of WormMine will be unavailable for approximately five days.

The WormMine service will return Friday, October 30th along with the WS250 release of WormBase. In the interim, please feel free to contact us should you have specific data mining queries.