WormBase Parasite launches new release

WormBase ParaSite launches its new release 17 with an exciting list of new/updated genomes and new features:

  • Integration of AlphaFold 3D protein structures for 8 species.
  • Addition of 11 new genome assemblies of which 6 are new species.
  • Annotation updates for 2 genomes.
  • Gene-phenotype associations are now available in our FTP directory.
  • Improvements in the way external gene synonyms are integrated and displayed.
  • Deployment of WebApollo instances for more species to further facilitate community curation.

For more information please see the WormBase ParaSite blog.

Abstract submission is now open for C. elegans Development Meeting

Abstract submission is now open for the 2022 C. elegans Development, Cell Biology, and Gene Expression meeting.

Meeting information: August 11-14, Madison WI
Deadline: May 27 for abstracts to be selected for talks 
Website: http://conferences.union.wisc.edu/cedevelopment/

CeNeuro 2022 will finally take place in-person in July!

Dear friends of worm neurobiology, 

After a long corona break it is time to meet and discuss again!
CeNeuro 2022 will finally take place as an in-person meeting at the University of Vienna July 24-27, 2022! Register here.

It would be great to see as many of you as possible in Vienna this summer, forward this link to interested colleagues, students, and postdocs.

Remember these deadlines:
Registration deadline will be May 22nd  
Abstract submission deadline will be May 15th

Best regards,
The organizers of C. elegans Neuro 2022 

WormBase ParaSite is hiring

Got a passion for parasitic worm genomics? Join our team! We’re hiring a bioinformatician at University of Glasgow. The succesful applicant will work on a range of data analysis, data integration, curatorial and community-engagement activities for WormBase ParaSite (WB-PS). This will include driving annotation improvements within WB-PS by developing new workflows, and enabling updates from the research community. The post is available either for an experienced bioinformatician or a less experienced bioinformatician that wants to further develop their skills. For more information and to apply click here.