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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

July 9 2018 Submission

xkcd MH590587
Vaticameos MH590588
SparkleGoddess MH590589
Schnapsidee MH590590
Sabella MH590591
Ryadel MH590592
Rabinovish MH590593
PinheadLarry MH590594
NEHalo MH590595
Mantra MH590596
LukeCage MH590597
Krakatau MH590598
Karimac MH590599
KaiHaiDragon MH590600
Haizum MH590601
Gorge MH590602
Daredevil MH590603
ColaCorta MH590604
CherryBomb426 MH590605
Andromedas MH590606

July 5 2018 Submission

The following genomes were assigned accession numbers:

Azathoth MH576948
BreSam8 MH576949
CGermain MH576950
Copper MH576951
Dewayne MH576952
Hopey MH576953
HSavage MH576954
Hunnie MH576955
Inca MH576956
Inspire2 MH576957
MichaelPhcott MH576958
Pita2 MH576959
Pleakley MH576960
Ronnie MH576961
Satis MH576962
Scamander MH576963
Starbow MH576964
StarPlatinum MH576965
Thyatira MH576966
UAch1 MH576967
Wofford MH576968
Zarbodnamra MH576969
DonSanchon MH576970
Arlo MH576971
Beyoncage MH576972
Bromden MH576973
Sibs6 MH576974
Target MH576975
Teatealatte MH576976
Tydolla MH576977

June 26 2018 Submission

Annadreamy MH536811
Apricot MH536812
AugsMagnumOpus MH536813
Blueeyedbeauty MH536814
Crosby MH536815
DrFeelGood MH536816
Druantia MH536817
Frokostdame MH536818
Fury MH536819
Glexan MH536820
Homura MH536821
Joy99 MH536822
Musetta MH536823
NatB6 MH536824
Ollie MH536825
Ruthy MH536826
Simpliphy MH536827
Snape MH536828
TBrady12 MH536829

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July 7, 2018 to July 13, 2018

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