WormBase hosted a workshop at the recently concluded International Worm Meeting at UCLA, which included presentations on community curation, Micropublications and the demonstration of tools for simple queries, data mining and data visualization. The slides for these presentations are available here. The slides are also available from the WormBase FTP site.
WormBase has a number of activities planned at the IWM 2017 at UCLA. A plenary talk will give an overview about the exciting things that have been implemented or planned for WormBase. Come to the WormBase workshop (Thursday, June 22, 1.00pm-2.30pm, Northwest Auditorium) to learn about data mining tools in WormBase, and how to contribute your data. Come to the Micropublication booth (#102) to learn how to micropublish your unpublished data! WormBase staff will be present at the WormBase booth (#103) to answer any questions and to assist you with any queries you need help with. We look forward to hearing your suggestions, comments and feedback! See you soon!
The Neuroscience 2017 Symposia, Minisymposia, and Social Issues Roundtable submission form is open now through January 6. Encourage your colleagues to submit a proposal. The two-year speaker list applies here as well. The committee will review the proposals in January in preparation for the February 6-7 Program Committee Meeting.
WormBase will be at the The Allied Genetics Conference 2016 (TAGC), July 13-17, 2016, in Orlando, Florida. WormBase will have posters, will be hosting workshops and will have a Demo booth together with other model organism databases. This is your opportunity to ask questions related to data and querying it, in WormBase and other databases. There will be a limited number of free goodies distributed to visitors at the booth. So get to the WormBase booth as fast as you can!
Thursday, June 25 – 1pm -2:30pm
Saturday, June 27 – 1pm – 2:30pm
For the 2015 International C. elegans meeting, WormBase will present two identical workshops to cover some of WormBase’s newer tools and data as well as ways in which the nematode research community may contribute data and annotations to the database. We will cover basics of data mining with WormMine (the WormBase instance of Intermine), introduce our instantiation of the JBrowse genome browser, and demo the new ParaSite website which hosts genome sequences for parasitic nematode species. We will discuss WormBase sequence data available in complementary resources such as Ensembl Genomes and the UCSC Assembly Hub for C. elegans. We will also provide a number of options for users to submit their own data using sequence variation data, gene concise descriptions and Gene Ontology annotations as examples.