IWM 2021 WormBase workshop questions and answers

Thank-you all for coming to the WormBase workshop. Our chat moderators, speakers and other WormBase staff have answered your questions in a Q&A document. Please note that we have tried to answer you questions as best as possible at the current time. Feel free to seek further clarification by e-mailing us at Help@wormbase.org.

WormBoard Election

Dear Lab Heads, 

Please forward this email to everyone in your lab! 

Election of WormBoard members is occurring this year as described here: https://wiki.wormbase.org/index.php/WormBoard

Please go to this website:  https://forms.gle/BLGz9mhTmtxLD1vW6 and follow instructions to cast your ballot for the indicated representative slots. 

Each member of the worm community may cast one vote. 

Please forward this message to everyone in your group. 

Voting will close June 7 2021.  

Best wishes, 
Jane Hubbard (for the election committee)

The Worm Community Forum is moving!

In the coming weeks, the Worm Community Forum will be migrating to a new home and a new platform.

As part of the Alliance of Genome Resources project (of which WormBase is a founding member), we’ve built an entirely new discussion forum using the Discourse platform.

The Alliance Community Forum represents the first opportunity for online discussions across model organism communities.  We hope that this cross fertilization stimulates new discussions, raises awareness about techniques from other areas, and provides a convenient place for posting job positions.

We’ve already ported almost all users and the entirety of the discussion history from the Worm Community Forum. Still, we expect some minor inconveniences. Namely, existing users of the Worm Community Forum will need to reconfirm their accounts on the new system. We’ve also necessarily had to reorganize the hierarchy of some of the existing discussion boards, as well as remove some obsolete ones.

When the Alliance Community Forum officially launches, we will disable posting here but keep the forum running for a brief period. Eventually, we will redirect the Worm Community Forum to the Alliance Community Forum entirely.

Questions? Concerns?  Please add your comments to the discussion topic on the forums below.

https://forums.wormbase.org/index.php?topic=3509.0

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