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Posts by: Dan Russell

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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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

2015 Symposium Videos

2015 Symposium Videos

The 8th Annual SEA-PHAGES Symposium is just a few weeks away, and the abstracts have been collected. As you prepare for the meeting, it might be a good opportunity to look back at the talks from last year's Symposium. We've collected and edited the 18 student talks as well as the two keynote ...

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2016 Symposium and T-shirt contest

It's less than two months to the Symposium and Faculty Retreat/Workshop. We hope you're as excited as we are! Below, find some basic information about the upcoming gatherings.

Symposium – June 10-12, 2016, Janelia Research Campus

The 2016 8th Annual SEA-PHAGES Symposium will follow a similar format as previous years with the primary ...

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Sequencing Status 2015-16

2015 Sequencing Information

The leaves are changing and the weather is cooling, which can only mean: time to sequence some phage genomes!

A quick reminder 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 ...

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Obituary: The SEA-wiki

Obituary: The SEA-wiki

2008-2015

Age 7, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, the SEA-wiki will pass quietly, while dreaming of electric sheep, on September 30th, 2015.

The only child of Confluence and HHMI, the SEA-wiki, or "Wiks" to his friends, was born in 2008. From birth, Wiks displayed an affinity for 1s and 0s, and so despite prevailing child labor ...

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Important Dates and Information, 2015-16

We've created a document that we hope will be helpful to SEA-PHAGES faculty who are beginning the 2015-16 academic year. It contains a list of important dates as well as more general information on sequencing, software, membership, archiving, and what's new this year. All in a concise two pages!

We encourage you to ...

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Upcoming Events

2017 Symposium Abstracts Due

May 5, 2017

9th Annual SEA-PHAGES Symposium

June 9, 2017 to June 11, 2017

2017 Genome Announcement Workshop

June 11, 2017 to June 13, 2017

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