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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

Sequencing Status 2017-18

Below is a live spreadsheet showing the status of SEA-PHAGES sequencing samples for the 2017-18 academic year. Generally, only samples in the "priority" queue will be listed, and it may take a few days after receipt of samples for them to appear.

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Official Function List

Embedded below is the list of approved functions and specific names for those functions. Any functional calls you make should come from this list and use the naming conventions here. If you think you've found a function not on this list, please request that it be added at the appropriate forum.

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Auto-annotation Fix for DNA Master

Recently, NCBI changed accessibility to Glimmer and GeneMark servers. Upon update and a few key re-configurations, DNA Master can once again auto-annotate. Please follow the directions in the attached document to get auto-annotation working again. Yay!

How to update DNA Master to restore auto-annotation functionality

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Current Events

Submit Lysates for Archiving

November 21, 2017 to December 15, 2017

Install software for Bioinformatics Workshop and Semester

November 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017

Upcoming Events

Bionformatics Workshop

December 8, 2017 to December 12, 2017

2017 Bioinformatics Workshop

December 8, 2017 to December 12, 2017

Submit DNA Samples [Quarter Schools]

January 9, 2018

Recent Events

Submit DNA Samples [Semester Schools]

November 21, 2017

Phall Phage Phair

November 17, 2017

Forum Activity

cdshaffer posted in glycosylase or N-glycosidase

beckiebortz posted in FIC family protein

Viknesh Sivanathan posted in Bacteriophage Microbiologist Position

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