Come visit us at the IWM 2017!

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  Come to the Micropublication booth (#102) to learn how to micropublish your unpublished data!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!

Call for gene expression data

Are you presenting gene expression data at the upcoming IWM? Do you have gene expression data you never published and you always wanted to? Publish them now! Fill out this form on WormBase and get credit for your work. It’s fast and easy. We will send your work out for review and if approved it will get a DOI and published right away so you can get cited! Visit to see some Micropublication examples. Submissions received before May 20th will have a chance to be featured in the Micropublication Booklet that will be distributed at Micropublication: biology, Knudra, Nemametrix, and WormBase booths at the IWM in June!”

The Worm Lab Project @ The WBG

Check out the The Worm Lab Project at the Worm Breeder’s Gazette that seeks to capture the rich history and scientific spirit of the C. elegans research community by publishing brief interviews with lab heads and principal investigators.

We invite all PIs/lab heads of laboratories registered with the CGC to take the Worm Lab Project interview! We will publish submissions on a rolling basis.


Nemagenetag collection

In the framework of the European Union funded Nemagenetag project, several labs worked together from 2003 to 2007 to generate a genome-wide collection of molecularly characterized Mos1 insertion mutants for the C. elegans community. The relevance and utility of this collection of >13000 strains has been drastically reduced with the advent of CRISPR. Requests for strains have dropped to an average of less than one a month. The Nemagenetag members consider that the cost involved in maintaining the collection is no longer warranted. Any laboratory interested in the collection (available in duplicate) should contact us before 15th June. If there are no takers, we will dispose of the collection as we see fit.

We take this opportunity to remind you that if ever you use a Nemagenetag allele (“ttTi”, including MoSCI alleles such as ttTi5605) you should always cite the relevant publications. Without such citation, community projects will not get funding.

Vallin et al.
A genome-wide collection of Mos1 transposon insertion mutants for the C. elegans research community.
PLoS One. 2012;7(2):e30482. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0030482. Epub 2012 Feb 8.

Duverger et al.
A semi-automated high-throughput approach to the generation of transposon insertion mutants in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2007;35(2):e11. Epub 2006 Dec 12.
PMID: 17164286

Jonathan Ewbank on behalf of the Nemagenetag consortium