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SEA-PHAGES 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: 2023-2024 (for current schools)

Below is a timeline of important dates for the 2023-2024 academic year, with appropriate supporting links and documents.

PHAGES Cohort 16 members: please click here to show dates specific to you.

PHAGES Cohort 17 members should click here to view important training and preparation dates for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Date Event/Item Add
Oct 31, 2022 Cohort 16 Application Deadline *
Add to calendar 10/31/2022 10/31/2022 America/New_York Cohort 16 Application Deadline SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_239
Dec 19 - Jan 20, 2022 Cohort 16 Application Review Notification and Acceptance *
Add to calendar 12/19/2022 01/20/2023 America/New_York Cohort 16 Application Review Notification and Acceptance SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_240
Mar 1, 2023 Identify Phage Discovery Workshop Attendees **
Add to calendar 03/01/2023 03/01/2023 America/New_York Identify Phage Discovery Workshop Attendees SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_247
Apr 14 - Apr 16, 2023 SEA Symposium (Virtual) **
Add to calendar 04/14/2023 04/16/2023 America/New_York SEA Symposium (Virtual) SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_245
Jun 2 - Jun 5, 2023 SEA Faculty Meeting **
Add to calendar 06/02/2023 06/05/2023 America/New_York SEA Faculty Meeting SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_246
Jun 24 - Jun 30, 2023 Phage Discovery Workshop (Option A) **
Add to calendar 06/24/2023 06/30/2023 America/New_York Phage Discovery Workshop (Option A) SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_243
Jul 8 - Jul 14, 2023 Phage Discovery Workshop (Option B) **
Add to calendar 07/08/2023 07/14/2023 America/New_York Phage Discovery Workshop (Option B) SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_244
Sep 29, 2023 Deadline to Add Fall Section Data
Add to calendar 09/29/2023 09/29/2023 America/New_York Deadline to Add Fall Section Data SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_252
Oct 2 - Oct 31, 2023 Virtual Check-In with SEA Team **
Add to calendar 10/02/2023 10/31/2023 America/New_York Virtual Check-In with SEA Team SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_241
Oct 2, 2023 Identify Phage Genomics Workshop Attendees **
Add to calendar 10/02/2023 10/02/2023 America/New_York Identify Phage Genomics Workshop Attendees SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_242
Oct 27 - Oct 27, 2023 Monthly Virtual Faculty Meeting
Add to calendar 10/27/2023 04:00 PM 10/27/2023 05:00 PM America/New_York Monthly Virtual Faculty Meeting SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_282
Nov 1, 2023 Identify Phage Genomics Workshop Trainees **
Add to calendar 11/01/2023 11/01/2023 America/New_York Identify Phage Genomics Workshop Trainees SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_278
Nov 13 - Dec 15, 2023 Submit Lysates for Archiving
Add to calendar 11/13/2023 12/15/2023 America/New_York Submit Lysates for Archiving SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_249
Nov 21, 2023 Submit DNA Samples [Semester schools]
Add to calendar 11/21/2023 11/21/2023 America/New_York Submit DNA Samples [Semester schools] SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_281
Dec 1, 2023 Students Complete Fall Semester PITS Survey [Semester Schools]
Add to calendar 12/01/2023 12/01/2023 America/New_York Students Complete Fall Semester PITS Survey [Semester Schools] SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_279
Dec 1 - Dec 1, 2023 Monthly Virtual Faculty Meeting
Add to calendar 12/01/2023 04:00 PM 12/01/2023 05:00 PM America/New_York Monthly Virtual Faculty Meeting SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_283
Dec 4 - Dec 8, 2023 Phage Genomics Workshop **
Add to calendar 12/04/2023 12/08/2023 America/New_York Phage Genomics Workshop SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_248
Dec 14, 2023 Submit Genome Annotations for Quality Control [Fall Semester]
Add to calendar 12/14/2023 12/14/2023 America/New_York Submit Genome Annotations for Quality Control [Fall Semester] SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_256
Dec 19 - Dec 19, 2023 Monthly Virtual Faculty Meeting
Add to calendar 12/19/2023 04:00 PM 12/19/2023 05:00 PM America/New_York Monthly Virtual Faculty Meeting SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_284
Jan 10, 2024 Submit DNA Samples [Quarter schools]
Add to calendar 01/10/2024 01/10/2024 America/New_York Submit DNA Samples [Quarter schools] SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_251
Jan 26, 2024 Monthly Virtual Faculty Meeting
Add to calendar 01/26/2024 04:00 PM 01/26/2024 America/New_York Monthly Virtual Faculty Meeting SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_285
Feb 1, 2024 Deadline to Add Spring Section Data
Add to calendar 02/01/2024 02/01/2024 America/New_York Deadline to Add Spring Section Data SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_253
Feb 23 - Feb 23, 2024 Monthly Virtual Faculty Meeting
Add to calendar 02/23/2024 04:00 PM 02/23/2024 05:00 PM America/New_York Monthly Virtual Faculty Meeting SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_286
Mar 4 - Mar 21, 2024 Submit Student Abstract for 2024 Symposium
Add to calendar 03/04/2024 03/21/2024 America/New_York Submit Student Abstract for 2024 Symposium SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_260
Mar 4 - Mar 21, 2024 SEA Symposium Registration
Add to calendar 03/04/2024 03/21/2024 America/New_York SEA Symposium Registration SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_261
Mar 22 - Mar 22, 2024 Monthly Virtual Faculty Meeting
Add to calendar 03/22/2024 04:00 PM 03/22/2024 05:00 PM America/New_York Monthly Virtual Faculty Meeting SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_287
Mar 25 - Mar 29, 2024 Annual SEA Faculty Meeting Registration
Add to calendar 03/25/2024 03/29/2024 America/New_York Annual SEA Faculty Meeting Registration SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_262
Apr 13 - Apr 14, 2024 SEA Symposium (Virtual)
Add to calendar 04/13/2024 04/14/2024 America/New_York SEA Symposium (Virtual) SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_263
Apr 26 - Apr 26, 2024 Monthly Virtual Faculty Meeting
Add to calendar 04/26/2024 04:00 PM 04/26/2024 05:00 PM America/New_York Monthly Virtual Faculty Meeting SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_288
May 1, 2024 Submit Genome Annotations for Quality Control
Add to calendar 05/01/2024 05/01/2024 America/New_York Submit Genome Annotations for Quality Control SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_266
May 3, 2024 Students Complete Spring Semester PITS Survey [Semester Schools]
Add to calendar 05/03/2024 05/03/2024 America/New_York Students Complete Spring Semester PITS Survey [Semester Schools] SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_265
May 17 - May 17, 2024 Monthly Virtual Faculty Meeting
Add to calendar 05/17/2024 04:00 PM 05/17/2024 05:00 PM America/New_York Monthly Virtual Faculty Meeting SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_289
Jun 7 - Jun 10, 2024 Annual SEA Faculty Meeting
Add to calendar 06/07/2024 06/10/2024 America/New_York Annual SEA Faculty Meeting SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_267

Timeline: 2024-2025 (for current and incoming schools)

Below is a timeline of important dates for the upcoming 2024-2025 academic year, with appropriate supporting links and documents.

Members of PHAGES Cohort 17 should pay particular attention to the double-asterisk (**) items.

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, 2023 Cohort 17 Application Deadline *
Add to calendar 10/31/2023 10/31/2023 America/New_York Cohort 17 Application Deadline SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_277
Dec 18 - Jan 19, 2023 Cohort 17 Application Review Notification and Acceptance *
Add to calendar 12/18/2023 01/19/2024 America/New_York Cohort 17 Application Review Notification and Acceptance SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_257
Feb 1, 2024 Deadline to Add Spring Section Data to seaphages.org **
Add to calendar 02/01/2024 02/01/2024 America/New_York Deadline to Add Spring Section Data to seaphages.org SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_258
Mar 1, 2024 Identify Phage Discovery Workshop Attendees **
Add to calendar 03/01/2024 03/01/2024 America/New_York Identify Phage Discovery Workshop Attendees SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_259
Apr 12 - Apr 14, 2024 SEA Symposium (Virtual) **
Add to calendar 04/12/2024 04/14/2024 America/New_York SEA Symposium (Virtual) SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_264
Jun 7 - Jun 10, 2024 SEA Faculty Meeting **
Add to calendar 06/07/2024 06/10/2024 America/New_York SEA Faculty Meeting SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_268
Jun 22 - Jun 28, 2024 Phage Discovery Workshop (Option A) **
Add to calendar 06/22/2024 06/28/2024 America/New_York Phage Discovery Workshop (Option A) SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_269
Jul 13 - Jul 19, 2024 Phage Discovery Workshop (Option B) **
Add to calendar 07/13/2024 07/19/2024 America/New_York Phage Discovery Workshop (Option B) SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_270
Sep 27, 2024 Deadline to Add Fall Section Data
Add to calendar 09/27/2024 09/27/2024 America/New_York Deadline to Add Fall Section Data SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_271
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2024 Virtual Check-In with SEA Team **
Add to calendar 10/01/2024 10/31/2024 America/New_York Virtual Check-In with SEA Team SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_272
Oct 1, 2024 Identify Phage Genomics Workshop Attendees **
Add to calendar 10/01/2024 10/01/2024 America/New_York Identify Phage Genomics Workshop Attendees SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_273
Nov 11 - Nov 15, 2024 Submit Lysates for Archiving
Add to calendar 11/11/2024 11/15/2024 America/New_York Submit Lysates for Archiving SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_274
Nov 29, 2024 Submit DNA Samples [Semester schools]
Add to calendar 11/29/2024 11/29/2024 America/New_York Submit DNA Samples [Semester schools] SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org true MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_275
Dec 9 - Dec 13, 2024 Phage Genomics Workshop (Tentative Dates) **
Add to calendar 12/09/2024 12/13/2024 America/New_York Phage Genomics Workshop (Tentative Dates) SEA-PHAGES Program info@seaphages.org false MM/DD/YYYY seaphages_event_276

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)

  • We have created a resource on the SEA QUBES hub describing the process of writing an MRA. Click here to access it.

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 2024-2025 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

Updating Institution Information on seaphages.org