Introducing Wormicloud, a text summarization tool

We are happy to introduce Wormicloud, a new tool that summarizes scientific articles in a graphical way through word clouds. This tool is aimed at facilitating the discovery of new experimental results not yet curated by model organism databases and is designed for both researchers and biocurators. Wormicloud is customized for the Caenorhabditis elegans literature and provides several advantages over existing solutions, including being able to perform full-text searches through Textpresso, which provides more accurate results than other existing literature search engines.

Wormicloud is integrated through direct links from gene interaction pages in WormBase. Additionally, it allows analysis on the gene sets obtained from literature searches with other WormBase tools such as SimpleMine and Gene Set Enrichment. URL:

You can also read the paper that describes Wormicloud.


Register for upcoming WormBase webinars

The next two webinars “Data mining strategies and workflows” and “Author First Pass and Textpresso” will be held on Feb 22nd and Feb 26th, 2021. Registration is required if you want to attend. Please go to our form to see the complete list of past and upcoming webinars.

Neurogenetics Questionnaire

To all Junior Scientists in the field of Neurogenetics,

We want to hear from you! We are postdocs from the groups of Drs.Oliver Hobert (Columbia University), Cecilia Moens (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) and Kate O’Connor-Giles (Brown University). We are interested in writing an article about the perspectives of early-career scientists (graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and junior principal investigators) on the future of Neurogenetics research, to be included in the upcoming special Neurogenetics Series in Genetics. By completing this questionnaire, your perspectives on the future of Neurogenetics research may be featured in the article.

Your timely feedback is much appreciated!

-Scott Gratz, Adam Isabella, Takuya Kaneko, Eduardo Levya-Diaz, HaoSheng Sun, Rajan Thakur.