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tRNAScanSE is Offline due to California Wildfires

As of August 21, 2020, tRNAScanSE is offline because it is hosted at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and their campus is facing a mandatory evacuation due to the ongoing wildfires. In the meantime, you can still use Aragorn for tRNA purposes. We'll update when we have more information.

Considerations for Implementing SEA-PHAGES in 2020 - 2021

SEA Faculty met virtually, in groups of 5 – 10, to discuss ideas for implementing SEA-PHAGES this coming academic year, focusing on strategies for maintaining safe distancing, preparing for the possibility of being fully online, and maintaining high student engagement. Below is a summary of suggested considerations, the majority of which are written in the context of Phage Discovery, though many are also applicable for Phage Genomics.

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Microbacterium Phage Paper

Microbacterium Phage Paper

Our collective paper on the genomes and diversity of 116 Microbacterium phages is now published and live in PLOS ONE.

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SEA-PHAGES and PHIRE Contributors to the Microbacterium sp. Paper

Genomic diversity of bacteriophages infecting Microbacterium spp.

SEA-PHAGES and PHIRE Contributors

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SEA-PHAGES participants

HHMI at University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Ilzat Ali

Aleem Mohamed

Emily Davis

Acacia Eleri Jones (Keele University)

Indian River State College

Josh Moreno

Brandon Bryant

Ariana Burch

Rhode Dorissaint

Cayce Douthitt

Jeffrey Garafalo

Jaclyn Kuiack

Samuel Marcillon

Jordan Norus ...

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Sequencing Information 2019-20

It's sequencing season! This post contains some information on sending your SEA-PHAGES phage DNA samples to the University of Pittsburgh for sequencing. Most of the information is the same as last year, but please note that our lab has moved to a new building and the shipping address has changed.

Sample Submission Form

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Fall 2019 Faculty Hack-A-Thons

We are delighted to announce the Second Annual Fall Faculty Hack-A-Thons!

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Sequencing Status 2019-2020

Below is a live spreadsheet showing the status of SEA-PHAGES sequencing samples for the 2019-20 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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2019 SEA-PHAGES Annual Letter

The 2019 SEA-PHAGES letter is available in pdf format by clicking here, or you can read the text below.

Dear SEA-PHAGES Community,

The 2019 SEA-PHAGES Annual Symposium marks yet another highly successful year with a plethora of exciting events. The program continues to expand with inclusion of a new cohort of schools and we are ...

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Abstract Submission and Posters for the 2019 SEA-PHAGES Symposium

The 2019 SEA Symposium is approaching, and we want you to submit abstracts and prepare posters, because you've done amazing things and we want to know about it.

Students at the Symposium are expected to submit only one scientific abstract from the student's institution about actinobacteriophage work they accomplished this year. Abstracts will be presented as ...

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GenBank Submission Numbers

Below is a live spreadsheet showing the numbers assigned by GenBank to phage annotations that have been submitted and are soon to be (or have been) released.

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