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SEA-PHAGES Meetings

A list of meetings in reverse chronological order.

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2019 (2 meetings)

Phage Phest 2019

Apr 26 to Apr 26, 2019

Local Symposium

The College of William and Mary is excited to host the 2019 Phage Phest, tentatively scheduled to be held April 11 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. Activities will include oral presentations and poster sessions featuring students from nearby SEA-PHAGES institutions. Attendance is by invitation only.

Florida SEA-PHAGES Symposium - 2019

Apr 20 to Apr 20, 2019

Local Symposium

The Florida SEA-PHAGES Symposium was held on the campus of the University of South Florida on April 20. SEA-PHAGES schools from the southeast will attend. Meeting attendees discussed their research in oral and poster presentation sessions, and enjoyed a keynote presentation by Dr. Welkin Pope. The University of South Florida is excited to host the 2019 Florida SEA-PHAGES Symposium, tentatively scheduled to held held on April 20 at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. Activities will include oral presentations and poster sessions featuring students from nearby SEA-PHAGES institutions. Attendance is by invitation only.

2018 (11 meetings)

2018 Bioinformatics Workshop

Dec 10 to Dec 14, 2018

Workshop

Topic: Annotation & Bioinformatics (in silico)

A week-long workshop where new SEA-PHAGES faculty members learn the basics of the second semester of the course. Topics include auto-annotating a genome, adding or deleting genes, calling tRNAs, refining start-site calls, merging annotations, determining functions, and comparative genomics. The two major programs used are DNA Master and Phamerator, both of which participants should be well-acquainted with by the end of the workshop. SEA-PHAGES Bioinformatics Guide

Phall Phage Phair 2018

Nov 30 to Nov 30, 2018

Local Symposium

James Madison University is excited to host the 2018 Phall Phage Phair, tentatively scheduled to held held on November 30 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Activities will include oral presentations and poster sessions featuring students from nearby SEA-PHAGES institutions. Haven’t heard of this event before? Write for information to Louise Temple (templelm@jmu.edu).

Philly Phage Phestival 2018

Nov 10 to Nov 10, 2018

Local Symposium

The 2017 Philly Phage Phestival will be held on November 10 at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Activities will include a keynote talk from Dr. Graham Hatfull from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as poster sessions featuring students from nearby SEA-PHAGES institutions, and faculty workshops that will cover the successes and challenges of SEA-PHAGES. Attendance is by invitation only. If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Meredith Casino mlc439@drexel.edu.

Phage Discovery Workshop 11B

Jul 7 to Jul 13, 2018

Workshop

Topic: Microbiology (in situ)

The goal of the workshop is to familiarize the new cohort 11 schools with the concepts and associated techniques of bacteriophage isolation and characterization. Another important component is to share experiences in pedagogy and reagent/supply acquisition and preparation that will help with the implementation of the course at each institution. One of the benefits of being part of the SEA-PHAGES community is the support available from each cohort and the large number of other SEA-PHAGES institutions. This benefit also extends to the students with the knowledge that they are part of a larger scientific community and that their research efforts are valued.

Phage Discovery Workshop 11A

Jun 23 to Jun 29, 2018

Workshop

Topic: Microbiology (in situ)

The goal of the workshop is to familiarize the new cohort 11 schools with the concepts and associated techniques of bacteriophage isolation and characterization. Another important component is to share experiences in pedagogy and reagent/supply acquisition and preparation that will help with the implementation of the course at each institution. One of the benefits of being part of the SEA-PHAGES community is the support available from each cohort and the large number of other SEA-PHAGES institutions. This benefit also extends to the students with the knowledge that they are part of a larger scientific community and that their research efforts are valued.

SEA-PHAGES Faculty Meeting 2018

Jun 10 to Jun 12, 2018

Workshop

SEA-PHAGES Faculty Meeting 2018 Survey Link

10th Annual SEA Symposium

Jun 8 to Jun 10, 2018

National Symposium

This annual end-of-academic-year meeting brings together SEA-PHAGES students and faculty members from around the country to connect and share their research through poster sessions and talks. The 2018 event marks the tenth edition, all held at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus.

Florida SEA-PHAGES Symposium - 2018

Apr 21 to Apr 21, 2018

Local Symposium

The Florida SEA-PHAGES Symposium was held on the campus of Florida International University on April 21. Five SEA-PHAGES schools from the area, which include Florida International University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Indian River State College, University of South Florida, and Hillsborough Community College attended the meeting. Meeting attendees discussed their research in oral and poster presentation sessions, and enjoyed a keynote presentation by Dr. Welkin Pope.

Western Pennsylvania SEA-PHAGES Symposium

Apr 15 to Apr 15, 2018

Local Symposium

The first Western Pennylvania SEA-PHAGES Symposium was held on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh on April 8. Four SEA-PHAGES schools from the area, which include Carnegie Mellon University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Seton Hill University, and University of Pittsburgh attended the meeting. The ~35 meeting attendees participated in a poster session, a session discussion CRE implementation, and enjoyed a keynote presentation by Dr. Graham Hatfull.

NYC SEA-PHAGES Regional Symposium - 2018

Apr 14 to Apr 14, 2018

Local Symposium

A gathering of SEA-PHAGES schools from the NY/NJ/Connecticut region including student presentations and a keynote speaker. The 2018 event was held at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY and featured Dr. Bill Jacobs as the keynote speaker. Photos from the meeting

South Central SEA-PHAGES Research Symposium - 2018

Apr 13 to Apr 14, 2018

Local Symposium

The Second Annual South-Central U.S.A. SEA-PHAGES Research Symposium was held on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, LA, on April 13 - 14. Seven SEA-PHAGES schools from the area, including Del Mar College, Le Tourneau University, Ouachita Baptist University, University of Central Oklahoma, Tarleton State University, University of North Texas, and UniVersity of Louisiana at Monroe attended the meeting. The 85 meeting participants discussed their research over 25 student posters and 4 faculty-led talks. The keynote speaker was Dr. Vassie Ware of LeHigh. The meeting also included a faculty-panel discussion.

2017 (9 meetings)

2017 Bioinformatics Workshop

Dec 8 to Dec 12, 2017

Workshop

Topic: Annotation & Bioinformatics (in silico)

Participants will be able to annotate a phage genome, RagingRooster. SEA-PHAGES Bioinformatics Guide: https://seaphagesbioinformatics.helpdocsonline.com/ Spreadsheet for draft function annotation: Here

Phall Phage Phair

Nov 17 to Nov 17, 2017

Local Symposium

The Virginia Union University Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) is excited to host the 2017 Phall Phage Phair on November 17 at Virginia Union University in Richmond, VA. Activities will include a keynote talk from Dr. Vassie Ware from Lehigh University, as well as oral presentations and poster sessions featuring students from nearby SEA-PHAGES institutions. Attendance is by invitation only.

Philly Phage Phestival 2017

Oct 21 to Oct 21, 2017

Local Symposium

The 2017 Philly Phage Phestival will be held on October 21 at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Activities will include a keynote talk from Dr. Welkin Pope from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as poster sessions featuring students from nearby SEA-PHAGES institutions, and faculty workshops that will cover the successes and challenges of SEA-PHAGES. Attendance is by invitation only. If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Meredith Casino mlc439@drexel.edu.

Phage Discovery Workshop 10B

Jul 8 to Jul 14, 2017

Workshop

Topic: Microbiology (in situ)

The goal of the workshop is to familiarize the new cohort 10 schools with the concepts and associated techniques of bacteriophage isolation and characterization. Another important component is to share experiences in pedagogy and reagent/supply acquisition and preparation that will help with the implementation of the course at each institution. One of the benefits of being part of the SEA-PHAGES community is the support available from each cohort and the large number of other SEA-PHAGES institutions. This benefit also extends to the students with the knowledge that they are part of a larger scientific community and that their research efforts are valued.

Phage Discovery Workshop 10A

Jun 24 to Jun 30, 2017

Workshop

Topic: Microbiology (in situ)

The goal of the workshop is to familiarize the new cohort 10 schools with the concepts and associated techniques of bacteriophage isolation and characterization. Another important component is to share experiences in pedagogy and reagent/supply acquisition and preparation that will help with the implementation of the course at each institution. One of the benefits of being part of the SEA-PHAGES community is the support available from each cohort and the large number of other SEA-PHAGES institutions. This benefit also extends to the students with the knowledge that they are part of a larger scientific community and that their research efforts are valued.

2017 Genome Announcement Workshop

Jun 11 to Jun 13, 2017

Workshop

Topic: Advanced Bioinformatics

In lieu of the standard biennial Advanced Bioinformatics Workshop, this year we will host a Genome Announcement Workshop following the 9th Annual SEA-PHAGES Symposium in June. Instead of a single paper describing in-depth analyses of a group of phages, this year’s workshop will focus on helping participants produce their own high-quality genome announcements. The facilitators will demonstrate the use of bioinformatic tools to tease out interesting genomic features, and will provide guidance about the particulars of writing this very specific type of paper. Participants will then work in small teams to write a genome announcement for a related group of phages, including their own. ICMJE Guidelines Genome Announcements Instructions to Authors

9th Annual SEA-PHAGES Symposium

Jun 9 to Jun 11, 2017

National Symposium

This annual end-of-academic-year meeting brings together SEA-PHAGES students and faculty members from around the country to connect and share their research through poster sessions and talks. The 2017 event marks the ninth edition, all held at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus.

NYC Regional Student Symposium

Apr 8 to Apr 8, 2017

Local Symposium

The 2017 NYC Regional SEA-PHAGES Student Symposium will be held at Rockland Community College in Suffern, NY on Saturday April 8, 2017. This year's keynote speaker will be Dr. Paul Turner from Yale University, a phage biologist that is changing the landscape of infectious disease treatment. Student posters will be organized into two 1 hour sessions, and the four best registration submissions (as judged by the SEA-PHAGES faculty) will be invited to present their work as a 10-15 minute talk. Coffee and an informal lunch will be served. If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Jeff McLean at Rockland Community College: jmclean2@sunyrockland.edu

First Annual South-Central USA SEA-PHAGES Research Symposium

Apr 7 to Apr 8, 2017

Local Symposium

The First Annual South-Central U.S.A. SEA-PHAGES Research Symposium is an opportunity for current students in SEA-PHAGES institutions to meet one another and share their research. The 2017 meeting will be held on the campus of LeTourneau University in Longview, TX beginning on Friday, April 7 in the afternoon and continuing through noon on Saturday, April 8. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Steve Cresawn of James Madison University and creator of the Phamerator application. The meeting will also feature student oral and poster presentations, as well as faculty presentations on the alternative hosts of Arthrobacter, Rhodococcus, and Streptomyces. For additional information about this symposium, please contact Lee Hughes at the University of North Texas via e-mail at lhughes@unt.edu

2016 (5 meetings)

2016 SEA-PHAGES Bioinformatics Workshop

Dec 5 to Dec 9, 2016

Workshop

Topic: Annotation & Bioinformatics (in silico)

An intensive week-long workshop where new SEA-PHAGES faculty members learn the basics of the second semester of the course. Topics include auto-annotating a genome, adding or deleting genes, calling tRNAs, refining start-site calls, merging annotations, determining functions, and comparative genomics. The two major programs used are DNA Master and Phamerator, both of which participants should be well-acquainted with by the end of the workshop. CrystalP was successfully submitted to GenBank on Friday, December 9, 2016 with a release date of January 15, 2017. Accession # is KY319168.

Phage Discovery Workshop 9B

Jul 10 to Jul 15, 2016

Workshop

Topic: Microbiology (in situ)

The goal of the workshop is to familiarize the new cohort 9 schools with the concepts and associated techniques of bacteriophage isolation and characterization. Another important component is to share experiences in pedagogy and reagent/supply acquisition and preparation that will help with the implementation of the course at each institution. One of the benefits of being part of the SEA-PHAGES community is the support available from each cohort and the large number of other SEA-PHAGES institutions. This benefit also extends to the students with the knowledge that they are part of a larger scientific community and that their research efforts are valued.

Phage Discovery Workshop 9A

Jun 26 to Jul 1, 2016

Workshop

Topic: Microbiology (in situ)

The goal of the workshop is to familiarize the new cohort 9 schools with the concepts and associated techniques of bacteriophage isolation and characterization. Another important component is to share experiences in pedagogy and reagent/supply acquisition and preparation that will help with the implementation of the course at each institution. One of the benefits of being part of the SEA-PHAGES community is the support available from each cohort and the large number of other SEA-PHAGES institutions. This benefit also extends to the students with the knowledge that they are part of a larger scientific community and that their research efforts are valued.

2016 SEA-PHAGES Faculty Workshop

Jun 12 to Jun 14, 2016

Workshop

A gathering for faculty members currently active in the SEA-PHAGES program. One goal is to inform faculty of the improvements and developments in the program. Another goal is to have worthwhile working sessions for the faculty to create meaningful products that can be used by others in the program.

8th Annual SEA-PHAGES Symposium

Jun 10 to Jun 12, 2016

National Symposium

This annual end-of-academic-year meeting brings together SEA-PHAGES students and faculty members from around the country to connect and share their research through poster sessions and talks. The 2016 event marks the eighth edition, all held at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus.

2015 (6 meetings)

2015 SEA-PHAGES Bioinformatics Workshop

Dec 7 to Dec 11, 2015

Workshop

Topic: Annotation & Bioinformatics (in silico)

An intensive week-long workshop where new SEA-PHAGES faculty members learn the basics of the second semester of the course. Topics include auto-annotating a genome, adding or deleting genes, calling tRNAs, refining start-site calls, merging annotations, determining functions, and comparative genomics. The two major programs used are DNA Master and Phamerator, both of which participants should be well-acquainted with by the end of the workshop. View live stream here, when available, or archived videos of presentations: http://mediasiteex.hhmi.org/Mediasite/Catalog/Full/672215ce45df45caa93499b86d49c64821

In Situ Workshop 8B

Jul 12 to Jul 17, 2015

Workshop

Topic: Microbiology (in situ)

The goal of the workshop is to familiarize the new cohort 8 schools with the concepts and associated techniques of bacteriophage isolation and characterization. Another important component is to share experiences in pedagogy and reagent/supply acquisition and preparation that will help with the implementation of the course at each institution. One of the benefits of being part of the SEA-PHAGES community is the support available from each cohort and the large number of other SEA-PHAGES institutions. This benefit also extends to the students with the knowledge that they are part of a larger scientific community and that their research efforts are valued.

In Situ Workshop 8A

Jun 21 to Jun 26, 2015

Workshop

Topic: Microbiology (in situ)

The goal of the workshop is to familiarize the new cohort 8 schools with the concepts and associated techniques of bacteriophage isolation and characterization. Another important component is to share experiences in pedagogy and reagent/supply acquisition and preparation that will help with the implementation of the course at each institution. One of the benefits of being part of the SEA-PHAGES community is the support available from each cohort and the large number of other SEA-PHAGES institutions. This benefit also extends to the students with the knowledge that they are part of a larger scientific community and that their research efforts are valued.

2015 Advanced Bioinformatics Workshop

Jun 15 to Jun 17, 2015

Workshop

Topic: Advanced Bioinformatics

At this year's Advanced Bioinformatics Workshop, approximately 30 SEA-PHAGES faculty members will investigate the genomes of Cluster N phages. The genome and gene sequences are available at PhagesDB and Phamerator, with some still under final review, though all will be finalized by the workshop. Students and faculty at Lehigh, Southern Connecticut State and Pitt are doing some wet bench experiments that include electron microscopy, lysogeny and immunity testing along with preliminary bioinformatic analyses. A draft agenda is now available.

7th Annual SEA-PHAGES Symposium

Jun 12 to Jun 14, 2015

National Symposium

This annual end-of-academic-year meeting brings together SEA-PHAGES students and faculty members from around the country to connect and share their research through poster sessions and talks. The 2015 event marks the seventh edition, all held at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus.

Phage Phest 2015

Apr 24 to Apr 24, 2015

Local Symposium

Students from Hampden-Sydney College, James Madison University, Thomas Nelson Community College, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the College of William & Mary attended Phage Phest on April 24, 2015. Phun was had by all!

2014 (3 meetings)

Inaugural GIFT Workshop

Dec 8 to Dec 10, 2014

Workshop

Topic: Genome Inspection and Finishing

Attendees of this workshop will learn to assemble, quality-control, and finish genomes from a variety of sequencing technologies. The attendees will then form the first SEA-PHAGES Genome Inspection and Finishing Team (GIFT), responsible for assembling and finishing genomes sequenced for participating SEA-PHAGES member institutions.

2014 SEA-PHAGES In Silico Workshop

Dec 8 to Dec 12, 2014

Workshop

Topic: Annotation & Bioinformatics (in silico)

An intensive week-long workshop where new SEA-PHAGES faculty members learn the basics of the second semester of the course. Topics include auto-annotating a genome, adding or deleting genes, calling tRNAs, refining start-site calls, merging annotations, determining functions, and comparative genomics. The two major programs used are DNA Master and Phamerator, both of which participants should be well-acquainted with by the end of the workshop.

6th Annual SEA-PHAGES Symposium

Jun 13 to Jun 15, 2014

National Symposium

2013 (1 meeting)

5th Annual SEA-PHAGES Symposium

Jun 7 to Jun 9, 2013

National Symposium

2012 (1 meeting)

4th Annual SEA-PHAGES Symposium

Jun 8 to Jun 10, 2012

National Symposium

2011 (1 meeting)

3rd Annual SEA-PHAGES Symposium

Jun 10 to Jun 12, 2011

National Symposium

2010 (1 meeting)

2nd Annual SEA-PHAGES Symposium

Jun 12 to Jun 13, 2010

National Symposium

2009 (1 meeting)

1st Annual SEA-PHAGES Symposium

Jun 20 to Jun 21, 2009

National Symposium

The first ever SEA-PHAGES (then called NGRI) Symposium was held at Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, VA, in 2009. It was the cherry on top of the first full year of SEA-PHAGES implementation, and featured 12 talks by students who had completed the course.



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