The 23rd International C. elegans conference is anywhere and everywhere!

The 23rd International C. elegans Conference website is now live.

Dates: June 21-25, 2021

Name: 23rd International C. elegans Conference

Location: Anywhere and Everywhere (virtual)

Organizers: Barbara Conradt and Piali Sengupta

Description: The International C. elegans Conference takes place every two years and features cutting-edge research in a diverse array of topics, including physiology, neurobiology, development, evolution, behavior, aging, ecology, gene regulation, genomics, and more. For 2021, #Worm21 has been reimagined for a virtual platform and will focus on early career researchers at every stage.

Website: https://genetics-gsa.org/celegans-2021/

GSA tweet: https://twitter.com/GeneticsGSA/status/1341460244032090112

Overview of WormBase, Sept 2020

If you’d like to get an overview of WormBase datatypes, tools, the Author First Pass form and learn about Micropublication Biology, please take a look at the slides from a talk given by Chris Grove, a WormBase curator. This was presented at the Boston area worm meeting on Sept 23rd, 2020.

Open Publishing Fest

microPublication will participate in the Open Publishing Fest organized by  the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation. We will host four events or ‘tents’ which will focus on different aspects of microPublication and its role in scholarly communication. Mark your calendar for the following events and keep an eye on the  festival website for conference channels details!

Tent 1: microPublication: A Welcome Alternative in Scholarly Communication – May 20th, 10am Pacific

Join us for an hour packed of fun to learn how microPublication is shaping the future of scholarly communication! microPublication is a deliberately brief, peer-reviewed and indexed publication. We publish brief, novel findings, negative and/or reproduced results, and results which may lack a broader scientific narrative. We will hear from Editor in Chief Paul Sternberg, Editorial board members, Authors, and Reviewers  to learn how microPublication  is changing how they think about publishing.    

Tent 2: Knowledgebases, Repositories, Archives: Curation, Curation, Curation – May 26th, 10am Pacific

Where should your data go? What are the roles of Repositories, Knowledgebases, and Library Archives in Scholarly Communication? How are published data preserved for long term access and how are they made available to the scientific community? We will highlight similarities and differences in a panel discussion with representatives from Dryad, University Libraries, and Knowledgebase curators. 

Tent 3: The microPublication Open Access platform – May 27th, 10am Pacific

microPublication.org offered new software development and workflow challenges in  the publishing landscape. Join us to learn how our submission platform was designed and to savor the final product!  Developers Yannis Barlas from Coko and Nick Stiffler from microPublication will guide you through the submission portal and will be there to answer all your questions.

Tent 4: microPublication Inspires New Communities and Promotes Undergraduate Research – May  27th, 12pm Pacific

Started by serving the C. elegans research community, microPublication Biology has expanded to many model organism communities and beyond. Besides being beneficial to researchers at all career levels, microPublication has proven to be a wonderful tool to showcase undergraduate research and foster education. We will hear from different groups that have been inspired by microPublication and learn how they are using it to make a difference.

C. elegans meetings at the TAGC 2019

The C. elegans community is having sessions at The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC), April 22-26, 2020 in Washington DC, organized by Martha Soto and Mike Boxem. Note that the abstract and early registration deadline is December 5. The C. elegans relevant page of the TAGC is here.