The 2017 SEA Symposium T-Shirt Design Contest is now open. Show off your creativity and enter the T-Shirt Design Contest. Your design could be chosen as the official image used on the symposium t-shirt. The winning entry and artist will also be featured on the program website. Submissions should be sent to SEA@hhmi.org ...
Written byon Dec. 16, 2016 .
If you are annotating phage genomes in Spring, you might be interested in an exciting inter-campus Gene Ontology (GO) annotation competition devoted to phage genomes and hosted by Texas A&M University. Last year, 5 SEA-PHAGES campuses joined the competition.
GO annotations are formal statements about the function/role/location of a gene product (e ...
Written on Nov. 29, 2016 .
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Written byon Nov. 16, 2016 .
Thanks to Jeffrey Lawrence, significant changes have been made to the DNA Master code which now allow it to access the newly-secure servers of NCBI. To obtain these changes, you need to update the program. Without updating, important features of DNA Master will not work, including auto-annotation and BLASTing.
To update, open DNA Master then ...
Written byon Nov. 7, 2016 .
NCBI is upgrading its security protocols for programs that contact its servers. DNA Master uses the NCBI servers for both BLAST data and for auto-annotations. At the current time, we have been unable to upgrade DNA Master to use the new protocols, which means auto-annotations and BLASTing through DNA Master will fail.
Written on Nov. 3, 2016 .
Sequencing time of year approaches once again!
Remember that each SEA-PHAGES school can have two genomes sequenced per in silico section they are teaching this year. We recommend that you send at least one backup sample in case one of your samples fails our QC. Please indicate any order of preference, if you have one ...
Written byon Nov. 1, 2016 .
Archive tubes were shipped this week. Expect them no later than Thursday, November 3, 2016.
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 ...
Written byon June 15, 2016 .
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.
The new issue of Message in a Bottle is available! Download it here.