New Alliance release available

Check out the new Alliance release 7.0.0. To learn more about this release please see the release notes.

If you don’t already know about the Alliance of Genome Resources (Alliance), it is a consortium of 7 model organism databases (MODs) and the Gene Ontology (GO) Consortium whose goal is to provide an integrated view of their data to all biologists, clinicians and other interested parties. You can look at harmonized C. elegans data such as disease model annotations in the context of other species. You can find ortholog data easily right on a gene page. Note that we are in the process of transitioning data types from WormBase to the Alliance and building data displays for these data, so not all WormBase data is available at the Alliance yet.

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!

C. elegans community at the GSA Allied Genetics Conference

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