Reminder: One-day symposium celebrating Don Moerman’s career and retirement, tomorrow May 20

To the International Worm Community –

We are pleased to announce that we will hold a one-day symposium on May 20th, 2022, 8:50 am-5:40 pm (PDT), celebrating Dr. Don Moerman’s retirement. 

Don has made an enormous contribution to the C. elegans research community by leading a knock-out consortium, Million Mutation Project, among other things.

We have a spectacular list of invited speakers who have a long-term scientific relationship with Don. 

The symposium is a hybrid event held at the Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia. 

Please join us online via the following live streaming link.
https://ubc.ca.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=c51aa0c9-7174-47f1-9196-ae8901676d86

We will take Q&A from the live-streaming audience using Slido.com. A code will be announced at the event.

(Please be reminded that we may not be able to take questions from Slido due to time constraints.)
https://www.sli.do/

We are looking forward to seeing you all!

Sincerely,

Kota Mizumoto and Kenji Sugioka
Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia

May 20: One-day symposium celebrating Don Moerman’s career and retirement!

To the International Worm Community –

We are pleased to announce that we will hold a one-day symposium on May 20th, 2022, 8:50 am-5:40 pm (PDT), celebrating Dr. Don Moerman’s retirement. 

Don has made an enormous contribution to the C. elegans research community by leading a knock-out consortium, Million Mutation Project, among other things.

We have a spectacular list of invited speakers who have a long-term scientific relationship with Don. 

The symposium is a hybrid event held at the Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia. 

Please join us online via the following live streaming link.
https://ubc.ca.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=c51aa0c9-7174-47f1-9196-ae8901676d86

We will take Q&A from the live-streaming audience using Slido.com. A code will be announced at the event.

(Please be reminded that we may not be able to take questions from Slido due to time constraints.)
https://www.sli.do/

We are looking forward to seeing you all!

Sincerely,

Kota Mizumoto and Kenji Sugioka
Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia

New Release of WormBase: WS283

WormBase has been updated to the newest release of the site and data, WS283. This is the final release for 2021. Full details are available in the release notes.

Of particular note, we’ve added the first batch of whole gene deletions generated by the Rougvie, Moerman, Hutter and Sternberg labs, expanded our handling of NBRP tm deletion alleles, and refined the presentation of variations.

Please note that there has been a decrease in the number of gene descriptions (-6852) in this release of WormBase; a bug resulted in descriptions with empty sentence templates in genes for which no known protein domains were found.

Non-C. elegans worms no longer display orthologs for human, mouse, and rat; these data are available in Wormbase ParaSite (eg. https://tinyurl.com/WBGene00224532).

The next release of WormBase (WS284) is scheduled for April 2022.

Please show your support for WormBase by completing this NIH survey on digital resources!

Model Organism Databases are under threat, facing critical budget cuts that impact our ability to provide you with an up-to-date resource to keep your research moving forward.

Please take a few moments to show your support for WormBase and other digital resources by completing this survey from NIH (and read the full announcement).

Responses are due by October 15!

Reminder: Claim your account on the Alliance Community Forum!

Are you a former member of the Worm Community Forum? You can reclaim your previous account on the new Alliance Community Forum, a new service of the Alliance of Genome Resources.

You’ll need to provide your previous username and/or email address and do the normal password reset limbo.

The Alliance Community Forum includes everything you knew and loved about the Worm Community Forum, but with the options to interact with members of other model organism communities, too.

And if you never had an account on the Worm Community Forum, consider joining us on the Alliance Forum!