Attend the microPublication Workshop at TAGC 2024!

Heading to The Allied Genetics Conference in Washington? Make sure to attend the microPublication Workshop! Get insights into the project, engage with editors and researchers who have authored or peer-reviewed articles, and assess if your results are suitable for emphasizes speed, brevity, scientific rigor, and proper credit for your work—offering fast, concise, and easily draftable publications that undergo peer review and are citable.

When: Thursday, March 7th, 7:00 am-8:00 am

Where: Baltimore Room 1-2


7:00am – 7:10am Introduction/Overview – Paul Sternberg/Tim Schedl

7:10am – 7:55am Table talks with microPublication editors, authors, and reviewers

7:55am – 8:00am Wrap-up

Curate your paper for ACKnowledge at the GSA Allied Genetics Conference!

Attention Worm researchers! Are you planning to attend The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) in Washington in March? If so, come to the WormBase booth to learn more about the ACKnowledge project and community curation. You will have the chance to win a gift card by completing the ACKnowledge community curation form and filling out a brief survey. To participate in the challenge sign up here. We look forward to seeing you next March!

Bring your questions, comments and suggestions to WormBase staff at IWM 2023!

WormBase is excited and looking forward to being in Glasgow for IWM 2023! We have many activities scheduled including a plenary talk in the evening on June 24th, the WormBase workshop in the afternoon of June 25th which will present and discuss data and tools in WormBase and the Alliance of Genome Resources, and the WormBase and microPublication booth that will be open from June 25th to June 27th. Come visit us with your questions, comments and suggestions at any of these occassions, we’d be happy to talk to you!

2023 C. elegans Community Mentor Match program

Dear Worm Community,

The Mentor Match committee is happy to announce the roll out of the 2023 C. elegans Community Mentor Match Program! 

As a MENTOR, you can:

  • Share your knowledge and expertise to facilitate the professional growth of young C. elegansresearchers; 
  • Establish new connections with talented scientists;
  • Help foster a diverse community of worm scientists around the globe;
  • Gain exposure to broad and diverse perspectives;

For further information about the program, please see this link.

If you are willing to serve as a MENTOR, please sign up here before December 1*.

*Mentors can be postdocs, faculty members, or non-academic scientists with a C. elegansbackground.

*Note that the prospective mentor list will be made public for prospective mentees to browse.

*Please fill out the survey this year even if you have served as a mentor in the past. 

(You do not have to fill it out if you are simply maintaining an existing mentoring relationship, only if you are available for a new mentee).

Please forward this email to anyone who may not be on the WormBase email list! We would particularly like to reach former worm folks who are NOT currently in academia and may be interested in acting as a mentor for worm people considering non-academic career paths.

 A MENTEE survey will be announced via WormBase in December, as soon as the prospective mentors are in place. Stay tuned!

With best wishes,

-The C. elegans Community Mentor Match committee for 2022-23.

Meera Sundaram 
Andrea Calixto Mohor
Heather Bennett
Brent Derry
Jon Hibshman
Massimo Hilliard
Sandhya Koushika
Jeff Medley
Dan Shaye
Sander van den Heuvel