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!
Check out the new chapter, “Mechanisms of lineage specification in Caenorhabditis elegans” by Jun Liu and John Murray in WormBook, GENETICS.
We are excited to work with the Genetics Society of America to bring the worm community into the Allied Genetics Meeting and would like to announce that abstract submission is open. This will be a great opportunity for us to come together in C. elegans sessions to hear the latest on cell biology, small RNAs, aging, neurobiology, and all of our other favorite topics. We have some great keynote speakers, worm games, and lots of talks from the abstracts, and the best poster prize winners will get registration/domestic travel to the C. elegans appropriate topic meeting. Also, check out this link for info on undergraduate travel awards (open through Nov. 8, 2024), onsite childcare options, and grants for childcare/dependent attendance.
Keynote speakers include:
Oded Rechavi, Tel Aviv Univ
Sui Sylvia Lee, Cornell Univ
Swathi Arur, MD Anderson
David Fay, Univ of Wyoming
Geraldine Seydoux, Johns Hopkins Univ
The intersectional nature of this conference also means we can see what’s going on with the other model systems in shared sessions. Also, we all know the worm community has the best sense of humor! David Fay (@WyomingWormBoy) will lead a comedy show for the entire community. Hope to see you there!
–The Organizing committee: David Katz, Michelle Mondoux, Erin Cram, Aakanksha Singhvi, Amy Walker
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!
You have 3 more days to make it to the top 10! Submit your data now, the deadline for submission is June 10th, 2023. The top submitter (Paul Sternberg, excluded!) will win a voucher for a microPublication ($250 value!). Additional prizes will be awarded at the WormBase booth. Access the submission forms here.