WormBase workshop talks at the 2019 IWM available on Youtube

Talks delivered at the WormBase workshop as part of the International C. elegans meeting at UCLA in June 2019 are now available on Youtube. Please note that these are recordings done at the workshop with external cameras and microphones, so apologies if they are not of the highest quality.  They are linked from their titles below–

  1. Introduction to the WormBase webpages and widgets
  2. WormBase data mining tools: SimpleMine, WormMine, BioMart
  3. WormBase ontologies and gene set enrichment analysis
  4. WormBase JBrowse: tutorial and demo
  5. Community curation
  6. Introduction to the Alliance of Genome Resources


Come visit us at the IWM 2017!

WormBase has a number of activities planned at the IWM 2017 at UCLA. A plenary talk will give an overview about the exciting things that have been implemented or planned for WormBase.  Come to the WormBase workshop (Thursday, June 22, 1.00pm-2.30pm, Northwest Auditorium) to learn about data mining tools in WormBase, and how to contribute your data.  Come to the Micropublication booth (#102) to learn how to micropublish your unpublished data! WormBase staff will be present at the WormBase booth (#103) to answer any questions and to assist you with any queries you need help with.  We look forward to hearing your suggestions, comments and feedback! See you soon!

WormBase Workshop at International Worm Meeting 2015

Thursday, June 25 – 1pm -2:30pm
Saturday, June 27 – 1pm – 2:30pm

For the 2015 International C. elegans meeting, WormBase will present two identical workshops to cover some of WormBase’s newer tools and data as well as ways in which the nematode research community may contribute data and annotations to the database. We will cover basics of data mining with WormMine (the WormBase instance of Intermine), introduce our instantiation of the JBrowse genome browser, and demo the new ParaSite website which hosts genome sequences for parasitic nematode species. We will discuss WormBase sequence data available in complementary resources such as Ensembl Genomes and the UCSC Assembly Hub for C. elegans. We will also provide a number of options for users to submit their own data using sequence variation data, gene concise descriptions and Gene Ontology annotations as examples.

CRISPR workshop at the 2015 C.elegans meeting

CRISPR-based Strategies for Genome Engineering
Announcing the “CRISPR revolution” workshop to be held during the final plenary session of the 2015 International C. elegans Meeting,
June 28th, 10:30am – 12:00pm, Royce Hall Auditorium
Organizers: Mike Boxem, Daniel Dickinson, Alexandre Paix

CRISPR is a rapidly evolving technology that is quickly becoming an essential tool for every C. elegans lab. We would like to bring together representatives of the various groups that are developing CRISPR-based approaches for C. elegans to discuss current strategies for genome modifications. Specific topics to be discussed will include screening strategies, improving efficiency, target site selection, and guidelines for making different kinds of modifications. The workshop will conclude with an overview by Geraldine Seydoux of the status of CRISPR-based methods in C. elegans, based on previous reports and current methods presented in the workshop or elsewhere at the meeting.

For members of the community who are actively developing CRISPR methods, the workshop will serve as an opportunity to compare notes, share ideas, and stay current on the efforts of others. For those who are “end users” of these methods, it will be an opportunity to learn the latest approaches, obtain protocols, ask questions and seek advice.

Researchers who actively develop CRISPR-based approaches or are making technical improvements are invited to share their results and experiences. If you would like to speak at this workshop, please submit your abstract under the category “V, Gene Regulation and Genomics, Novel Genetic Technologies” to the 2015 C. elegans Meeting.

If you have questions about this workshop, contact Mike Boxem.