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Abstract Submission for 2017 Symposium

Dear SEA Faculty Members,

We are excited that the 2017 SEA Symposium is rapidly approaching. Below is information regarding abstract submission for the SEA Symposium (Cohort 10 excluded).

Who Should Submit an Abstract?

  • Each school with student participant(s) for the 2017 SEA Symposium is expected to submit one scientific abstract about bacteriophage work accomplished ...

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Annotation Forum Reorganization

An Inherent Problem with Annotation

With the constant influx of new software tools, new genomes, and new publications, the way we annotate genomes is always changing. We always know a bit more than we did last year, and often a lot more than we did 5 years ago.

This leads to an inherent problem, however ...

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The GO Annotation Competition is upon us!

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 ...

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Sequencing Status 2016-17

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DNA Master Updated to Use Secure NCBI Connections

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 ...

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DNA Master Under Construction

Dear All,

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.

We ...

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2016 Sequencing Information

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 ...

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2016 Fall Archive Tubes

Archive tubes were shipped this week. Expect them no later than Thursday, November 3, 2016.

A couple small changes to seaphages.org

Navigation Menus

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 ...

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Accepting Applications for 2017-18

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.

Application Materials

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Current Events

Prepare & Test Reagents for Phage Discovery

July 17, 2017 to August 31, 2017

Receive Shipment of Biologicals from Program

July 17, 2017 to August 31, 2017

Upcoming Events

Virtual Site Visit with SEA Team

September 18, 2017 to October 31, 2017

Submit Fall Section Data to seaphages.org

September 29, 2017

Identify Bioinformatics Workshop Trainees

October 3, 2017

Recent Events

Phage Discovery Workshop 10B

July 8, 2017 to July 14, 2017

Phage Discovery Workshop 10A

June 24, 2017 to June 30, 2017

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