SEA-PHAGES Logo

The official website of the HHMI Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science program.

Annotation: What's new in 2014-15?

The revised DNA Master Annotation Guide is available on PhagesDB and the sea-wiki.  Below are some important revisions to note.

  • The process for submitting genomes for annotation QC has changed slightly.  You are asked to submit two .dnam5 files.  Particular attention to functional calls is needed.
  • Start-site decision-making has been modified to ...

Continue reading

SEA Virtual Machine 2015

2015 VM Largely Unchanged

Because there were very few changes made in the 2015 version of the SEA Virtual Machine, we decided not to request that all schools replace their 2014 VMs with the 2015 one.  If you've got the 2014 VM installed, you'll have no trouble running Phamerator, AceUtil, Newbler, consed ...

Continue reading

Sequencing Status 2014-15

2014 In Silico Workshop

If you are interested in the In Silico Workshop materials you can find them at PhagesDB.

To all the participants, may we commend you on a job well done!!!  The GenBank Accession number for Mycobacteriophage Sheen is KP273225! 

"Life in Our Phage World"

"Life in Our Phage World"

Check out this new book (and free pdf) about phages.  It may just be the ticket for that quirky, informative approach to phage background you are looking for!

From the 2015phage.org website:  "To celebrate a century of phage exploration, we invite you to get intimate with 30 diverse phages in this premier ...

Continue reading

Signals app and website

So that you can share the fun you're having in the micro and computer labs with everyone in SEA-PHAGES, we bring you Signals. Learn more by watching this fabulous infomercial.

If you're on an Android phone or tablet, you can get Signals in the Google Play Store now.  We're working on a ...

Continue reading

Want to see what's new in In Silico?

The 2014 In Silico Workshop is next week! I can't believe it is that time again. We are looking forward to working with all of our attendees, both new and returning faculty.

As usual, we will have a few new items this year (a new program! Introducing Starterator! Already installed on the 2015SEA VM ...

Continue reading

Sequencing at NC State

For anyone looking for some extra phage genome sequencing, the Genomics Sciences Laboratory at NC State is offering affordable Illumina runs again this year.  Jenn Schaff is the contact person there, and she says:

For those of you who didn't qualify for the free sequencing and still have extra phages to sequence before ...

Continue reading

3' versus 5' overhangs in sequencing data

3' versus 5' overhangs in sequencing data

Recently, Eric Miller at NC State asked me about phage genome ends, and how a 3' overhang (sticky end) would look in an assembled genome compared to how a 5' overhang would look.  So I made a picture!  Hopefully it explains how you might diagnose either of these cases from sequencing reads, and ...

Continue reading

Free Sequencing: We need your DNA!

Well, not YOUR DNA...

If you've been phage hunting with a host that's IN the order Actinomycetales, but is NOT Mycobacterium smegmatis mc2 155, the Hatfull lab would like to sequence your phages' genomes free of charge.  So that means if you have DNA for phages found on Rhodococcus, Arthrobacter, Streptomyces ...

Continue reading

Yearly archives

Upcoming Events

12th Annual SEA Symposium CANCELLED

June 5, 2020 to June 7, 2020

Cohort 13 Phage Genomics Workshop

June 15, 2020 to June 26, 2020

Recent Events

Students Complete Spring Semester PITS Survey [Semester Schools]

May 8, 2020

Submit Genome Annotations for Quality Control

May 1, 2020

Forum Activity

Debbie Jacobs-Sera posted in Approved Functions in PECAAN

Debbie Jacobs-Sera posted in sigma factors & transcription factors

Debbie Jacobs-Sera posted in Hydrolase call gp60 of Goose

FORUMS HOME PAGE