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Faculty Information

Welcome

Welcome to the Faculty Information page. This page is intended to be a one-stop hub for SEA-PHAGES faculty members to find what they need. If you don't see something here that you think should be here, use the Contact Us link below to let us know.

Some basics:

Timeline: 2020-2021 (for current schools)

Below is a timeline of important dates for the 2020-2021 academic year, with appropriate supporting links and documents.

Cohort 13 members: please click here to show dates specific to you.

Members of the incoming cohort should click here to view important training and preparation dates for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Date Event/Item Add
Oct 31, 2019 Deadline for Cohort 13 Application *
Add to calendar 10/31/2019 10/31/2019 America/New_York Deadline for Cohort 13 Application SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_127
Dec 13 - Jan 23, 2019 Cohort 13 Application Review Notification and Acceptance *
Add to calendar 12/13/2019 01/23/2020 America/New_York Cohort 13 Application Review Notification and Acceptance SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_128
Feb 10, 2020
Details
Welcome Webinar & Q&A (recording) **
Add to calendar 02/10/2020 12:00 PM 02/10/2020 America/New_York Welcome Webinar & Q&A (recording) This Webinar is for all faculty that are new to the Science Education Alliance. Program leadership, David Asai and Graham Hatfull, will introduce you to the educational and scientific goals of the program, and answer any questions you have about the program. Prior to attending this webinar, please watch a brief (8 min) Introductory Video: https://seaphages.org/video/51/ A recording of the webinar is now available on the program website - click this link in the timeline to view the video. SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_129
Mar 1 - May 1, 2020 Procure Phage Discovery Lab Supplies **
Add to calendar 03/01/2020 05/01/2020 America/New_York Procure Phage Discovery Lab Supplies SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_130
Mar 16, 2020
Details
Identify 2020 Symposium & Phage Discovery Cohort 13 Trainees **
Add to calendar 03/16/2020 03/16/2020 America/New_York Identify 2020 Symposium & Phage Discovery Cohort 13 Trainees Meeting Information for Cohort 13: Symposium & Faculty Meeting (June 5 - 8, 2020) Attendee: One faculty member from your institution is invited to attend the 2020 Symposium & Faculty Meeting. This meeting will be held at the National Conference Center in Ashburn, VA. Phage Discovery Workshop (June 20 - June 26, or July 11 - July 17, 2020) Attendee(s): Two faculty members from your institution, who will teach the Phage Discovery component of the SEA-PHAGES course, are invited to attend 1 of the 2 Phage Discovery workshop sessions in 2020. You may nominate and justify the attendance for a third person, typically a faculty member or support staff that will directly contribute towards the Phage Discovery component. If spaces are available, an invitation will be sent to the third person. Note that it is not essential for all participants from each school to attend the same workshop session, but it is recommended. These workshops will be held at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Note: HHMI is monitoring the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, and is following CDC recommendations about travel. At the moment, we will continue making arrangements for our upcoming meetings as planned, and will share any changes to these plans with you. As part of the registration process, you will have the opportunity to share with us any comments or concerns you may have about traveling in relation to the current outbreak. Also note that HMI will cover the cost of travel to and from the meetings, as well as provide lodging and meals throughout. Participants will be expected to cover the cost of incidentals (e.g. meals during travel, baggage fees, or lodging not required for the meetings). SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_131
Apr 1 - May 29, 2020
Details
Receive, Prepare, and Test Biologicals for Phage Discovery: ON HOLD **
Add to calendar 04/01/2020 05/29/2020 America/New_York Receive, Prepare, and Test Biologicals for Phage Discovery: ON HOLD Due to limited access to labs, including by SEA Staff at HHMI and at the University of Pittsburgh, shipment of biologicals to all Cohort 13 institutions are on hold. As soon as we regain access to our labs and are able to ship biologicals to you, we will check-in with you to determine if and when you are able to receive those biologicals. If you happen to regain access to your lab before we are able to ship the biologicals to you, we recommend that you continue with the aspects of reagent prep that do not rely on these biologicals, as described in the "Reagent Prep Guide". SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_132
Jun 5 - Jun 8, 2020 12th SEA Symposium & Faculty Meeting: CANCELLED **
Add to calendar 06/05/2020 06/08/2020 America/New_York 12th SEA Symposium & Faculty Meeting: CANCELLED SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_152
Jun 20 - Jun 26, 2020
Details
Phage Discovery Workshop Option A: CANCELLED **
Add to calendar 06/20/2020 06/26/2020 America/New_York Phage Discovery Workshop Option A: CANCELLED Due to the on-going restrictions on travel, gatherings, and regular access to labs, we write to share with you that the Phage Discovery training workshops scheduled for this June and July have now been cancelled. As you are aware, each of the SEA-PHAGES training workshops are essential and a requirement for implementing each component of the PHAGES research project. As such, this cancellation has implications for your upcoming academic year. We are committed to working with each of you to develop a suitable plan for moving forward, and offer the two following options for you to consider: 1. Postpone your entire implementation of the PHAGES project to the 2021-2022 academic year. In this scenario, you will be included in the Phage Discovery and Phage Genomics training workshops scheduled for the summer and winter of 2021, respectively. 2. Offer a modified project in place of Phage Discovery this coming academic year, which we will work with you to develop based on your needs, preference, and access to labs. In this scenario, you will receive your Phage Genomics training in the winter of 2020, and Phage Discovery training in the summer 2021. We would like to speak with each of you via video conference to discuss your situation and to develop a plan suited to your needs. Please use the link below to indicate dates and times you will be available to meet in April, or contact us directly at SEA@hhmi.org Link: https://doodle.com/poll/gtz2n6dmdtgqkhrx SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_135
Jul 11 - Jul 17, 2020
Details
Phage Discovery Workshop Option B: CANCELLED **
Add to calendar 07/11/2020 07/17/2020 America/New_York Phage Discovery Workshop Option B: CANCELLED Due to the on-going restrictions on travel, gatherings, and regular access to labs, we write to share with you that the Phage Discovery training workshops scheduled for this June and July have now been cancelled. As you are aware, each of the SEA-PHAGES training workshops are essential and a requirement for implementing each component of the PHAGES research project. As such, this cancellation has implications for your upcoming academic year. We are committed to working with each of you to develop a suitable plan for moving forward, and offer the two following options for you to consider: 1. Postpone your entire implementation of the PHAGES project to the 2021-2022 academic year. In this scenario, you will be included in the Phage Discovery and Phage Genomics training workshops scheduled for the summer and winter of 2021, respectively. 2. Offer a modified project in place of Phage Discovery this coming academic year, which we will work with you to develop based on your needs, preference, and access to labs. In this scenario, you will receive your Phage Genomics training in the winter of 2020, and Phage Discovery training in the summer 2021. We would like to speak with each of you via video conference to discuss your situation and to develop a plan suited to your needs. Please use the link below to indicate dates and times you will be available to meet in April, or contact us directly at SEA@hhmi.org Link: https://doodle.com/poll/gtz2n6dmdtgqkhrx SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_136
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2020 Phage Discovery Test-Run & Report-Out **
Add to calendar 08/01/2020 08/31/2020 America/New_York Phage Discovery Test-Run & Report-Out SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_154
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2020 Virtual Site-Visit with SEA Team **
Add to calendar 09/01/2020 10/31/2020 America/New_York Virtual Site-Visit with SEA Team SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_137
Sep 17, 2020 Deadline to Add Fall Section Data to seaphages.org
Add to calendar 09/17/2020 09/17/2020 America/New_York Deadline to Add Fall Section Data to seaphages.org SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_138
Oct 1, 2020 Identify Phage Genomics (Bioinformatics) Workshop Trainees **
Add to calendar 10/01/2020 10/01/2020 America/New_York Identify Phage Genomics (Bioinformatics) Workshop Trainees SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_139
Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2020 Install software for Bioinformatics Workshop and Semester **
Add to calendar 11/01/2020 11/30/2020 America/New_York Install software for Bioinformatics Workshop and Semester SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_140
Nov 3, 2020 Receive Archiving Materials from Program
Add to calendar 11/03/2020 11/03/2020 America/New_York Receive Archiving Materials from Program SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_141
Nov 16 - Dec 15, 2020 Submit Lysates for Archiving
Add to calendar 11/16/2020 12/15/2020 America/New_York Submit Lysates for Archiving SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_142
Nov 16, 2020 Submit DNA Samples [Semester Schools]
Add to calendar 11/16/2020 11/16/2020 America/New_York Submit DNA Samples [Semester Schools] SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_143
Dec 1 - Dec 11, 2020 Students Complete Fall Semester PITS Survey [Semester Schools]
Add to calendar 12/01/2020 12/11/2020 America/New_York Students Complete Fall Semester PITS Survey [Semester Schools] SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_145
Dec 7 - Dec 11, 2020 Phage Genomics (Bioinformatics) Workshop **
Add to calendar 12/07/2020 12/11/2020 America/New_York Phage Genomics (Bioinformatics) Workshop SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_144
Dec 18, 2020 Submit Genome Annotations for Quality Control [Fall Semester]
Add to calendar 12/18/2020 12/18/2020 America/New_York Submit Genome Annotations for Quality Control [Fall Semester] SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_155
Jan 11, 2021 Submit DNA Samples [Quarter Schools]
Add to calendar 01/11/2021 01/11/2021 America/New_York Submit DNA Samples [Quarter Schools] SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_146
Jan 28, 2021 Deadline to Add Spring Section Data to seaphages.org
Add to calendar 01/28/2021 01/28/2021 America/New_York Deadline to Add Spring Section Data to seaphages.org SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_147
Apr 26, 2021 Submit Student Abstract for 2021 Symposium
Add to calendar 04/26/2021 04/26/2021 America/New_York Submit Student Abstract for 2021 Symposium SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_149
May 3, 2021 Submit Genome Annotations for Quality Control
Add to calendar 05/03/2021 05/03/2021 America/New_York Submit Genome Annotations for Quality Control SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_151
May 7, 2021 Students Complete Spring Semester PITS Survey [Semester Schools]
Add to calendar 05/07/2021 05/07/2021 America/New_York Students Complete Spring Semester PITS Survey [Semester Schools] SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_150

Timeline: 2021-2022 (for current and incoming schools)

Below is a timeline of important dates for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year, with appropriate supporting links and documents.

Dates for the current academic year are above.

Click here to hide/show events for new schools, useful for seeing program-wide dates only.

Date Event/Item Add
Oct 31, 2020 Deadline for Cohort 14 Application *
Add to calendar 10/31/2020 10/31/2020 America/New_York Deadline for Cohort 14 Application SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_168
Dec 14 - Jan 29, 2020 Cohort 14 Application Review Notification and Acceptance *
Add to calendar 12/14/2020 01/29/2021 America/New_York Cohort 14 Application Review Notification and Acceptance SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_169
Feb 10, 2021 Welcome Webinar & Q&A (recording) **
Add to calendar 02/10/2021 02/10/2021 America/New_York Welcome Webinar & Q&A (recording) SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_170
Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2021 Procure Phage Discovery Lab Supplies **
Add to calendar 03/01/2021 04/30/2021 America/New_York Procure Phage Discovery Lab Supplies SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_171
Mar 16, 2021 Register Phage Discovery Cohort 13 & 14 Trainees **
Add to calendar 03/16/2021 03/16/2021 America/New_York Register Phage Discovery Cohort 13 & 14 Trainees SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_148
Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2021
Details
Phage Discovery Training (Remote) **
Add to calendar 04/01/2021 06/30/2021 America/New_York Phage Discovery Training (Remote) New SEA-PHAGES instructors are expected to attend HHMI-hosted webinars and perform ~3 hours of self-guided research at their home institutions, each week. Self-guided research for Phage Discovery will require lab access SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_173
Jun 4 - Jun 7, 2021 13th SEA Symposium & Faculty Meeting **
Add to calendar 06/04/2021 06/07/2021 America/New_York 13th SEA Symposium & Faculty Meeting SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_156
Jun 21 - Jun 27, 2021
Details
Phage Discovery Workshop Option A **
Add to calendar 06/21/2021 06/27/2021 America/New_York Phage Discovery Workshop Option A Given the uncertainty around in-person meetings due to COVID19, this in-person training will only be offered if it is safe to do so. Should in-person training be offered, HHMI will cover the cost of travel, food, and lodging. SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_174
Jul 8 - Jul 14, 2021
Details
Phage Discovery Workshop Option B **
Add to calendar 07/08/2021 07/14/2021 America/New_York Phage Discovery Workshop Option B Given the uncertainty around in-person meetings due to COVID19, this in-person training will only be offered if it is safe to do so. Should in-person training be offered, HHMI will cover the cost of travel, food, and lodging. SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_175
Sep 1 - Oct 29, 2021 Virtual Site-Visit with SEA Team **
Add to calendar 09/01/2021 10/29/2021 America/New_York Virtual Site-Visit with SEA Team SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_176
Sep 17, 2021 Deadline to Add Fall Section Data to seaphages.org
Add to calendar 09/17/2021 09/17/2021 America/New_York Deadline to Add Fall Section Data to seaphages.org SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_157
Oct 1, 2021 Identify Phage Genomics (Bioinformatics) Workshop Trainees **
Add to calendar 10/01/2021 10/01/2021 America/New_York Identify Phage Genomics (Bioinformatics) Workshop Trainees SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_177
Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2021 Install software for Bioinformatics Workshop and Semester **
Add to calendar 11/01/2021 11/30/2021 America/New_York Install software for Bioinformatics Workshop and Semester SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_178
Nov 3, 2021 Receive Archiving Materials from Program
Add to calendar 11/03/2021 11/03/2021 America/New_York Receive Archiving Materials from Program SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_179
Nov 16 - Dec 15, 2021 Submit Lysates for Archiving
Add to calendar 11/16/2021 12/15/2021 America/New_York Submit Lysates for Archiving SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_158
Nov 16, 2021 Submit DNA Samples [Semester Schools]
Add to calendar 11/16/2021 11/16/2021 America/New_York Submit DNA Samples [Semester Schools] SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_159
Dec 1 - Dec 10, 2021 Students Complete Spring Semester PITS Survey [Semester Schools]
Add to calendar 12/01/2021 12/10/2021 America/New_York Students Complete Spring Semester PITS Survey [Semester Schools] SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_160
Dec 6 - Dec 17, 2021 Phage Genomics (Bioinformatics) Workshop **
Add to calendar 12/06/2021 12/17/2021 America/New_York Phage Genomics (Bioinformatics) Workshop SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_180
Dec 17, 2021 Submit Genome Annotations for Quality Control [Fall Semester]
Add to calendar 12/17/2021 12/17/2021 America/New_York Submit Genome Annotations for Quality Control [Fall Semester] SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_161
Jan 11, 2022 Submit DNA Samples [Quarter Schools]
Add to calendar 01/11/2022 01/11/2022 America/New_York Submit DNA Samples [Quarter Schools] SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_162
Jan 28, 2022 Deadline to Add Spring Section Data to seaphages.org
Add to calendar 01/28/2022 01/28/2022 America/New_York Deadline to Add Spring Section Data to seaphages.org SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_163
Mar 16, 2022 Identify 2022 Symposium attendees
Add to calendar 03/16/2022 03/16/2022 America/New_York Identify 2022 Symposium attendees SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_164
Apr 26, 2022 Submit Student Abstract for 2022 Symposium
Add to calendar 04/26/2022 04/26/2022 America/New_York Submit Student Abstract for 2022 Symposium SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_165
May 3, 2022 Submit Genome Annotations for Quality Control
Add to calendar 05/03/2022 05/03/2022 America/New_York Submit Genome Annotations for Quality Control SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_166
May 6, 2022 Students Complete Spring Semester PITS Survey [Semester Schools]
Add to calendar 05/06/2022 05/06/2022 America/New_York Students Complete Spring Semester PITS Survey [Semester Schools] SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_167

Phage Genomics (Bioinformatics) Component

Software Overview (Required and Add-ons)

Required Software to Install:

Optional software:

  • The SEA-PHAGES Virtual Machine
    • The SEA VM is an Ubuntu disc image with the programs Phamerator, Starterator, Newbler, AceUtil and Consed and associated databases pre-installed. The SEA-PHAGES Virtual Machine download is a ~4.6 Gb .zip file, so downloading it will take some time. Unpacked, the file is ~12 Gb.

Download SEA-PHAGES Virtual Machine

Setting up shared folders in Virtual Box

Course Material


* These documents were generated wholly or in part through work done at the 2016 SEA-PHAGES Faculty Retreat and Workshop.  Many thanks to the faculty members who helped craft them!

Modifying/Enhancing Your SEA-PHAGES Implementation

Potential Changes to Wet Lab Procedures

Advanced Experiments/Ideas

Community Research Projects

Adding Sections at Your Institution

Microbial Resource Announcements (used to be Genome Announcements)

  • Click here to access our DropBox Folder of materials to help you write an MRA. Start with "How to write a...."

Other Helpful Tips

  • Using Inkscape—a free graphics tool—to import, edit, and produce high-quality Phamerator maps*
  • Using the Phage Enzyme Tools: A video tutorial that shows one way to interpret your restriction digest results

* These documents were generated wholly or in part through work done at the 2016 SEA-PHAGES Faculty Retreat and Workshop.  Many thanks to the faculty members who helped craft them!

Applying to Join

Applications are accepted yearly.  Each year, 12-20 new schools are added to the program as the latest cohort.  Generally, applications are due late Oct to mid Nov for the following academic year, but check the timeline above for precise dates.

Apply for 2019-2020 Now

All application materials are available at HHMI's Science Education Alliance website.

Onboarding

Note that PhagesDB.org and seaphages.org use the same user database, so if you've created an account on either site, it will work on the other as well.

Creating / updating an account at seaphages.org

This Webinar is for all faculty that are new to the Science Education Alliance. Program leadership, David Asai and Graham Hatfull, will introduce you to the educational and scientific goals of the program, and answer any questions you have about the program.
Prior to attending this webinar, please watch a brief (8 min) Introductory Video: https://seaphages.org/video/51/

A recording of the webinar is now available on the program website - click this link in the timeline to view the video.
Meeting Information for Cohort 13:

Symposium & Faculty Meeting (June 5 - 8, 2020)
Attendee: One faculty member from your institution is invited to attend the 2020 Symposium & Faculty Meeting. This meeting will be held at the National Conference Center in Ashburn, VA.

Phage Discovery Workshop (June 20 - June 26, or July 11 - July 17, 2020)
Attendee(s): Two faculty members from your institution, who will teach the Phage Discovery component of the SEA-PHAGES course, are invited to attend 1 of the 2 Phage Discovery workshop sessions in 2020. You may nominate and justify the attendance for a third person, typically a faculty member or support staff that will directly contribute towards the Phage Discovery component. If spaces are available, an invitation will be sent to the third person. Note that it is not essential for all participants from each school to attend the same workshop session, but it is recommended. These workshops will be held at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Note: HHMI is monitoring the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, and is following CDC recommendations about travel. At the moment, we will continue making arrangements for our upcoming meetings as planned, and will share any changes to these plans with you. As part of the registration process, you will have the opportunity to share with us any comments or concerns you may have about traveling in relation to the current outbreak. Also note that HMI will cover the cost of travel to and from the meetings, as well as provide lodging and meals throughout. Participants will be expected to cover the cost of incidentals (e.g. meals during travel, baggage fees, or lodging not required for the meetings).
Due to limited access to labs, including by SEA Staff at HHMI and at the University of Pittsburgh, shipment of biologicals to all Cohort 13 institutions are on hold. As soon as we regain access to our labs and are able to ship biologicals to you, we will check-in with you to determine if and when you are able to receive those biologicals.

If you happen to regain access to your lab before we are able to ship the biologicals to you, we recommend that you continue with the aspects of reagent prep that do not rely on these biologicals, as described in the "Reagent Prep Guide".
Due to the on-going restrictions on travel, gatherings, and regular access to labs, we write to share with you that the Phage Discovery training workshops scheduled for this June and July have now been cancelled.

As you are aware, each of the SEA-PHAGES training workshops are essential and a requirement for implementing each component of the PHAGES research project. As such, this cancellation has implications for your upcoming academic year. We are committed to working with each of you to develop a suitable plan for moving forward, and offer the two following options for you to consider:

1. Postpone your entire implementation of the PHAGES project to the 2021-2022 academic year. In this scenario, you will be included in the Phage Discovery and Phage Genomics training workshops scheduled for the summer and winter of 2021, respectively.

2. Offer a modified project in place of Phage Discovery this coming academic year, which we will work with you to develop based on your needs, preference, and access to labs. In this scenario, you will receive your Phage Genomics training in the winter of 2020, and Phage Discovery training in the summer 2021.

We would like to speak with each of you via video conference to discuss your situation and to develop a plan suited to your needs. Please use the link below to indicate dates and times you will be available to meet in April, or contact us directly at SEA@hhmi.org

Link: https://doodle.com/poll/gtz2n6dmdtgqkhrx
Due to the on-going restrictions on travel, gatherings, and regular access to labs, we write to share with you that the Phage Discovery training workshops scheduled for this June and July have now been cancelled.

As you are aware, each of the SEA-PHAGES training workshops are essential and a requirement for implementing each component of the PHAGES research project. As such, this cancellation has implications for your upcoming academic year. We are committed to working with each of you to develop a suitable plan for moving forward, and offer the two following options for you to consider:

1. Postpone your entire implementation of the PHAGES project to the 2021-2022 academic year. In this scenario, you will be included in the Phage Discovery and Phage Genomics training workshops scheduled for the summer and winter of 2021, respectively.

2. Offer a modified project in place of Phage Discovery this coming academic year, which we will work with you to develop based on your needs, preference, and access to labs. In this scenario, you will receive your Phage Genomics training in the winter of 2020, and Phage Discovery training in the summer 2021.

We would like to speak with each of you via video conference to discuss your situation and to develop a plan suited to your needs. Please use the link below to indicate dates and times you will be available to meet in April, or contact us directly at SEA@hhmi.org

Link: https://doodle.com/poll/gtz2n6dmdtgqkhrx
New SEA-PHAGES instructors are expected to attend HHMI-hosted webinars and perform ~3 hours of self-guided research at their home institutions, each week. Self-guided research for Phage Discovery will require lab access
Given the uncertainty around in-person meetings due to COVID19, this in-person training will only be offered if it is safe to do so. Should in-person training be offered, HHMI will cover the cost of travel, food, and lodging.
Given the uncertainty around in-person meetings due to COVID19, this in-person training will only be offered if it is safe to do so. Should in-person training be offered, HHMI will cover the cost of travel, food, and lodging.