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The official website of the HHMI Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science program.

The SEA-PHAGES Program

SEA-PHAGES (Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science) is a two-semester, discovery-based undergraduate research course that begins with simple digging in the soil to find new viruses, but progresses through a variety of microbiology techniques and eventually to complex genome annotation and bioinformatic analyses.

The program aims to increase undergraduate interest and retention in the biological sciences through immediate immersion in authentic, valuable, yet accessible research. By finding and naming their own bacteriophages, students develop a sense of project ownership and have a ready-made personal research project at a fraction of the cost of traditional apprentice-based research programs. Some of the positive effects of the SEA-PHAGES program have been reported here.

SEA-PHAGES is jointly administered by Graham Hatfull's group at the University of Pittsburgh and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Science Education division.

SEA-PHAGES IN THE NEWS

A couple small changes to seaphages.org

Navigation Menus

Just a quick alert that sometime in the next couple of weeks, we'll be slightly changing the menus that appear at the top of seaphages.org. The current menus were just sort of tacked-together as we built the site, and so hopefully the rearrangement will be a bit more intuitive, but feedback is always welcome! So if you log in one day and notice things are different, just see if you can logically find what you're looking for.

SEA-PHAGES in the News

I've added an "In the News" feature to the front page of seaphages.org, as well as made a separate page to hold these news items. This is intended to be a collection of news articles and videos that highlight specific implementations of the SEA-PHAGES program. If you know of an article that should be included, please email us at info@seaphages.org and we'll add it to the list.

Accepting Applications for 2017-18

HHMI has released a call for applications for new schools to join the SEA-PHAGES program for the 2017-18 academic year. Any schools that are interested can view application instructions and materials at the link below.

Application Materials

Message in a Bottle, issue 6

The new issue of Message in a Bottle is available! Download it here.

Welkin

Upcoming Events

Identify Trainees and Register for Bioinformatics Workshop

October 1, 2016

Recent Events

Phage Discovery Workshop 9B

July 10, 2016 to July 15, 2016

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