Analysis refresh of Brugia malayi

WormBase build WS285 contains an analysis refresh of the Brugia malayi genome, so – expect, for example, new and better homologs and expression data. Did you know that WormBase contains 9 species in addition to C. elegans? All of these species have unique manually curated data and gene models. 

Strain data update from CGC

WormBase regularly gets data from leading stock centers such as the Caenorhabditis Genetics Center (CGC)   and National Bioresource Project (NBRP) . Release WS285 contains an extra-large update, with more than 1,500 new strains imported from the CGC. Perhaps there is one that is the perfect study object for you? 

Register for the 2022 European Worm Meeting

Dear friends and colleagues,

The European Worm Meeting will once again take place in person this summer, July 27-30 2022 in Vienna. See our poster for our line-up of exciting invited speakers. To register and submit your abstract please visit the meeting website: https://ewm2022.univie.ac.at

Our deadlines are as follows:
Meeting registration: 31 May
Abstract submission: 1 June (for consideration for a talk)/ 1 July (poster only)

Please note that this meeting will follow on directly from CeNeuro 2022 at the same venue. 

We hope to see many of you there, so please spread the news to anyone who might be interested.

Many thanks & best wishes,

The EWM2022 organizing team:
Alex Dammermann
Mario de Bono
Verena Jantsch

New release of the Alliance of Genome Resources

Check out the latest release (5.1.0) of the Alliance of Genome Resources for your favorite worm gene and get great comparative data across the major model organisms. A notable addition to this Alliance release are the member pages which link to organism or GO related data within the Alliance and to the model organism database or the GO Consortium. These pages can be accessed from the “Members” menu at the top of Alliance web pages. See the complete release notes for the 5.1.0 release.

3D structures for all proteins

AlphaFold is an AI system, created in partnership between DeepMind and the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), that makes predictions of a protein’s structure from its amino-acid sequence. Go to their webpage to look at your favourite protein from C. elegans, Brugia, Onchocerca, Strongyloides, Trichuris or Wuchereria. If your favourite protein is missing, remember that any protein with >90% amino acid similarity is quite likely to have a very similar structure. And if you spot any structure that does not look right contact help@wormbase.org, and we’ll forward your feedback.