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"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 phage field guide. ...

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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 version for ...

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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!) as ...

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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 2015 Spring ...

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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 how you ...

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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 ...

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Archiving 2014-15

We are shipping tubes for archiving on November 5, 2014.  The number of tubes you will receive will depend on the number of students enrolled in your classes that you enter on seaphages.org.  Please do so by October 29, 2014.  Once you have entered your student numbers and shipping address, we will have ...

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Count on me: Entering Institutional Data into seaphages.org

Hopefully, everyone in the SEA-PHAGES community is well into the swing of the new semester.  Now is a great time to start collecting some institution-specific data and aggregating it into program-wide numbers.  In the next couple of days, an email will be sent to SEA-PHAGES faculty inviting them to begin using seaphages.org and entering relevant ...

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Sequencing Deadlines and Information

This year, all "official" (HHMI-supported) SEA-PHAGES sequencing will take place at the University of Pittsburgh.  Because schools on the quarter system begin their semesters later, we have two separate deadlines for DNA submission this year.

Deadline for Semester Schools

Please send your genomic DNA so that it arrives in Pittsburgh by November 21, 2014. ...

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6th Annual Symposium, June 13-15 2014

We're just a week away from the 6th Annual SEA-PHAGES Symposium.  Held at HHMI's Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, this event brings together faculty and students from every active SEA-PHAGES school.  This year, we have over 200 participants with 18 student-presented talks, over 70 student-presented posters, and another dozen or so faculty and ...

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