Contribute to WB community curation to win prizes at IWM 2023

Are you attending the 24th International C. elegans Conference in Glasgow? Did you know that top WormBase community curators will get a special thank you from WormBase? Now you know! And you are still on time to make it to the top 10 and win a prize. You can contribute either by completing the ACKnowledge community curation form or by submitting phenotype data to WormBase. The first prize will win a voucher for a microPublication ($250 value!). Additional prizes will be awarded at the WormBase booth. Deadline for submission is June 10th, 2023. Not attending the meeting? No worries, you can still participate and win prizes! To access the submission forms go here. Stay tuned as we update the standings!

Subscribe to the WormBase ParaSite Newsletter!

If you’re using WormBase ParaSite, then you should subscribe to our newsletter! Each issue of the newsletter includes updates on WormBase Parasite database improvements and new features, career opportunities, and upcoming conferences and workshops. Subscribing to the WormBase Parasite newsletter is easy! Simply fill out the subscription form and stay updated with our latest news.

–The WormBase ParaSite team

10 days left to apply for the course on helminth genome analysis

Only 10 days left to apply to our practical hands-on training course in helminth genome analysis (#HelminthBio23) organised by @stephenrdoyle@akoiwang! FREE to attend & travel bursaries are available to Asia-based applicants!

–The WormBase ParaSite team

2023 C. elegans Community Mentor Match Program – MENTEE sign-ups!

The Mentor Match committee is happy to announce Phase 2 of the 2023 C. elegans Community Mentor Match Program – MENTEE sign-ups! 

MENTEES can be postdocs or faculty members at any career stageYou can be both a MENTEE and a MENTOR of more junior researchers if appropriate.

MENTEES, please sign up here by December 31, 2022.

See our fantastic list of 80 available MENTORS to choose from here.

As a MENTEE, you can:

  • Be paired with a specific MENTOR and/or join a PEER MENTORING group
  • Get advice about the next steps in your career
  • Get a broader perspective from outside your specific lab and institution 
  • Benefit from the knowledge and experience of other C. elegans researchers who have navigated similar paths or challenges

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

Please forward this email to any C. elegans postdocs or faculty members who you think might be interested in this program.

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