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Expectations of SEA-GENES Participation

Course Implementation

You agree to deliver the discovery-based phage research course, SEA-GENES,

  1. for which students register for credit,
  2. for the recommended number of meetings and hours in lab,
  3. as a continuation of the research conducted in the SEA-PHAGES course,
  4. for which students that have completed the SEA-PHAGES course are encouraged to enroll and participate,
  5. that includes developing phage gene plasmid libraries, performing genetic screens and selection assays, sequencing DNA, and conducting comparative analyses using SEA-GENES protocols,
  6. with provisions for classroom/lab space, documentation (e.g., imaging), lab supplies, and computer equipment with IT support,
  7. taught by instructors that have successfully completed the HHMI-led SEA-GENES faculty training, and
  8. in accordance with the project’s scientific goals. This includes the use of phages, reagents, and assays that have been selected or approved for the SEA-GENES course.

Course Deliverables

You agree to submit

  1. generated data and accompanying documentation into the database and/or the program-provided data collection form,
  2. plasmid DNA for sequencing,
  3. gene libraries for program archiving, and maintain local phage lysate and plasmid archives,
  4. relevant institutional information, including faculty contacts, numbers of students, and number of class sections, on the program website,
  5. a student-authored abstract for the annual symposium, and
  6. data and materials by the appropriate deadlines [see the SEA-GENES timeline for specific dates] and provide timely responses to requests from program leadership for information and documentation.


You agree to

  1. participate in HHMI-designed program and student assessments,
  2. recognize the contributions of HHMI, member institutions, faculty, and students in publications and presentations, and
  3. maintain a spirit of collaboration when publishing, including deciding authorship and data usage collectively, inclusively, and transparently.

Current Events

Phage Discovery Workshop 17B

July 13, 2024 to July 19, 2024

2024 Phage Discovery Workshop 17B

July 13, 2024 to July 19, 2024

Upcoming Events

2024 Phage Genomics Workshop

December 9, 2024 to December 13, 2024

2025 SEA Symposium

April 25, 2025 to April 27, 2025

2025 SEA Faculty Meeting

June 6, 2025 to June 9, 2024

Recent Events

2024 Phage Discovery Workshop 17A

June 22, 2024 to June 28, 2024

Phage Discovery Workshop 17A

June 22, 2024 to June 28, 2024