Introducing Wormicloud, a text summarization tool

We are happy to introduce Wormicloud, a new tool that summarizes scientific articles in a graphical way through word clouds. This tool is aimed at facilitating the discovery of new experimental results not yet curated by model organism databases and is designed for both researchers and biocurators. Wormicloud is customized for the Caenorhabditis elegans literature and provides several advantages over existing solutions, including being able to perform full-text searches through Textpresso, which provides more accurate results than other existing literature search engines.

Wormicloud is integrated through direct links from gene interaction pages in WormBase. Additionally, it allows analysis on the gene sets obtained from literature searches with other WormBase tools such as SimpleMine and Gene Set Enrichment. URL: https://wormicloud.textpressolab.com

You can also read the paper that describes Wormicloud.

Wormicloud

Register for upcoming WormBase webinars

The next two webinars “Data mining strategies and workflows” and “Author First Pass and Textpresso” will be held on Feb 22nd and Feb 26th, 2021. Registration is required if you want to attend. Please go to our form to see the complete list of past and upcoming webinars.

Call for nominations for WormBoard

To all in the C. elegans community (please forward to your lab members!),

This is a call for nominations to fill vacancies and turnover on Wormboard. Nominations must be received by March 1, 2021. The entire election procedure and the responsibilities of WormBoard can be found on the WormBase wiki.

Self-nominations are allowed. All nominations shall be accompanied by a short statement (200 words max) explaining why the nominator thinks the nominee would be a good choice to become a WormBoard representative. Please highlight relevant background, experience and qualifications, particularly as they relate to diversity efforts.

For the US representatives, nominations of faculty from HSIs (Hispanic serving institutions) and HBCUs (historically Black colleges and universities) are specifically encouraged. For the 2021 election, the USA nominee MUST be a faculty member at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution.

Please note that each and every nominee will be considered. The number of people who nominate a candidate will not improve their chances of being selected for the final election slate.

Please indicate your nomination(s) on this Google Form.

Many thanks, 

WormBoard election committee

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Timeline for election: Elections will be held the first week of June in odd years starting 2021, before the International Worm meeting. 

  • February 1: call for nominations shall be sent out by the out-going president [this email]
  • March 1: deadline to return nominations 
  • March, April: slates for election to be drawn up
  • May 1: the slates shall be announced 
  • June 1-7: 1-week election period open to all community members