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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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Upcoming Events

Submit Student Abstract for 2018 Symposium

May 2, 2018

Students Complete Spring Semester PITS Survey [Semester Schools]

May 11, 2018

Submit Genome Annotations for Quality Control

May 15, 2018

Recent Events

Identify 2018 Symposium attendees

March 15, 2018

Forum Activity

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