End-of-life status for GBrowse; to be retired at the end of 2022

GBrowse — the original genome browser at WormBase — has reached an end-of-life support status. Accordingly, we plan to retire GBrowse from the WormBase website at the end of 2022.

JBrowse, the successor to GBrowse, has been the primary genome browser at WormBase for many years. Recently, we released JBrowse2 which fills in the final remaining functionality gaps that existed with GBrowse.

GBrowse was a critical initial component of the Generic Model Organism Database project whose objective was to create modular software components for online genomic resources.  Ahead of its time in many ways, GBrowse launched with a sophisticated plug-in mechanism that allowed it to keep pace with rapid advancements in genome sequencing, high-throughput experimental approaches and the resulting data deluge. Over the following decades, GBrowse saw numerous improvements, including the adoption of a more interactive interface, and the addition of many tools for data display, download, and analysis.

Do you have any questions or concerns about the retirement of GBrowse?  Please let us know how we can help at help@wormbase.org.

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