C. elegans Development, Cell Biology, and Gene Expression Meeting

Dear Members of the Worm Community,

We are happy to announce that registration is now open for:

C. elegans Development, Cell Biology, and Gene Expression Meeting, within the larger TAGC 2020 Meeting, April 22–26, 2020.

Conference website:    https://genetics-gsa.org/tagc-2020/   
Location:  Washington, DC, USA (Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center)
Abstract Submission Deadline*: December 5, 2019
Registration Deadline:  December 5, 2019
Early Discount:  December 5, 2019
Submit a Workshop Proposal: by November 1, 2019
Travel Award Deadline:  December 5, 2019

We will have C. elegans Community Scientific Sessions, and social events, with the opportunity to interact with 6 other Communities (Drosophila, Mammalian, PEQG, Xenopus, Yeast and Zebrafish).

* Abstracts will be considered for both the C. elegans Community Sessions, and for the Thematic Sessions, that include all 7 Communities.

~ 5 C. elegans Sessions, Invited Speakers, and Chairs ~

Development and Cell Biology

Invited Speaker: James Priess – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA
Chair: Jessica Feldman – Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

New Technology and Resources in Development

Invited Speaker: Sander van den Heuvel – Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Chair: Jordan Ward – University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Genomics, Gene Regulation, and Systems Biology

Invited Speaker: Susan M. Gasser – Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basil, Switzerland
Chair: Florian Steiner – University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Neuronal Development

Invited Speaker: Oliver Hobert – Columbia University, New York, USA
Chair: Richard Poole – University College London, London, United Kingdom

Germ Line

Invited Speaker: Diane Shakes – College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA
Chair: Diana Chu – San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, USA

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Scientific Organizing Committee

Needhi Bhalla – U.C. Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, USAMichalis Barkoulas – Imperial College London, London, UK
Olivia Casanueva – Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK
Julie Claycomb – University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Luisa Cochella – Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria
Brent Derry – The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
Denis Dupuy – Inserm/University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Max Heiman – Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, USA
Diana Libuda – University of Oregon, Eugene, USA
Matt Marcello – Pace University, New York, USA
Alicia Melendez – Queens College, City University of New York, New York, USA
Fumio Motegi – National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Sara Olson – Pomona College, Claremont, USA
Yonathan Tzur – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Natascia Ventura – Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany
Anne Wehmann – University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
Itai Yanai – NYU School of Medicine, New York, USA

C. elegans workshops coordinator Coleen Murphy – Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA

GSA representative on Allied Program Committee for TAGC2020 Piali Sengupta – Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA

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We ask for your help spreading the word about this exciting and unique scientific conference.  We welcome your ideas to make it a well–attended, interactive event.

Help us encourage broad participation from all members of our Community.

Sincerely,

Your C. elegans Community Program Organizers

Martha and Mike

Mike Boxem – Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands   m.boxem@uu.nl
Martha Soto – Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA  sotomc@rutgers.edu

WormBase workshop talks at the 2019 IWM available on Youtube

Talks delivered at the WormBase workshop as part of the International C. elegans meeting at UCLA in June 2019 are now available on Youtube. Please note that these are recordings done at the workshop with external cameras and microphones, so apologies if they are not of the highest quality.  They are linked from their titles below–

  1. Introduction to the WormBase webpages and widgets
  2. WormBase data mining tools: SimpleMine, WormMine, BioMart
  3. WormBase ontologies and gene set enrichment analysis
  4. WormBase JBrowse: tutorial and demo
  5. Community curation
  6. Introduction to the Alliance of Genome Resources

 

Come and talk to WormBase staff at the IWM 2019!

It’s that year again when worm breeders and worm lovers will be at UCLA from June 20th-24th for the International Worm Meeting. WormBase will be there in full force and will participate in several events–talks, workshops and booths. WormBase staff will be at our booth during the poster sessions in Pauley Pavilion, come talk to us and feel free to ask any questions related to data and data querying and give us your suggestions and comments. Also, take the opportunity to visit the microPublication booth and find out how to micropublish your results. WormBase related events at IWM 2019 include–

  • Thursday June 20th
    -2.30 pm-5.30pm, Northwest Auditorium:  Workshop, 4th Parasitic Nematodes: Bridging the Divide Workshop.
    -9.59 pm: At Plenary Session 1, WormBase 2019: using Artificial and Real Intelligence. Paul Sternberg, California Inst of Technology.
  • Friday, June 21st and Saturday, June 22nd
    -7.30 pm-10.30 pm, Pauley Pavilion: WormBase booth, open for questions, comments, suggestions.                                 
    -7.30 pm-10.30 pm, Pauley Pavilion: microPublication booth, come by to learn about micropublishing.
  • Saturday June 22nd
    -07:30 am-08:30 am, DeNeve Private Dining Room: microPublication Biology: How to Publish your Single Experimental Findings
    -1:00 pm-2.30 pm: Workshop, Wormbase 2019:Data, Tools, and Community Curation
  • Sunday June 23rd
    -3:00 pm-6:00 pm, Pauley Pavilion: WormBase booth, open for questions, comments, suggestions.                                 
    -3:00 pm-6:00 pm, Pauley Pavilion: microPublication booth, come by to learn about micropublishing.

Important Dates for the 22nd International C. elegans Conference

The abstract submission deadline for the 22nd International C. elegans Conference is March 28th!

The conference will be held June 20-24, 2019 at UCLA.

For more information visit the conference website.

Abstract Submission
Deadline: March 28
Submit an abstract

Registration
Discounted early registration: April 30
Discounted advance registration: May 1 – June 17
Register for the conference

Housing Reservations
Deadline: May 15
Make a housing reservation