WBConfCall 2012.12.20-Agenda and Minutes

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Proposed Model changes

In light of the immanent holiday season and the fact that a number of people have expressed a wish to upload early for WS236, the models were tagged (WS236) on Monday 17th December. This will give people an extra 4 days to prepare uploads if they are planning on uploading in 2012.

There will therefore be no further discussion of these models.

Link to the model changes for WS236: WS236_Models.wrm

PD - The models were signed off early to help people upload early. There were a few issues with one of the modesl but this has been resolved.

Advisory Board Meeting

Some ideas from the previous conference call:

  • Advisory Board Meeting wiki for agenda and other meeting details
  • what might WormBase want to do in the future?
  • what does WormBase need to discuss amongst ourselves?
  • ask the advisers beforehand for comments/complaints/idea - Paul Sternberg
  • PIs/Groups need to decide which presentations should be made
  • share presentations beforehand, so we can coordinate the content

PK - As part of the MRC grant application the PIs have been discussing rationalisations of priorities for curation. One thing that we have been thinking of how to rationalise is the TierI / Tier II curation split.

PS - We should approach curation de novo and forget the history

PK - Yes - we should discuss this with the SAB, and at the pre-meeting

PS - We could also raise how we prioritise what we do

PK - It has been hard to fit justification of the japonica annotation effort into the grant application

PK - We should brainstorm ideas for new features for the web at the pre-meeting and in the main meeting to run it by the SAB advisors. This will get them talking about functionality and tools.

Updates from the WormBase Groups [A-Z]


Wen - Other species Oligo set data, not in WS235.....is it planned for WS236?

Daniela - working on brugia life-stages with Gary, Raymond and Mark Blaxter

Wen - Other species Tiling array data and RNAseq for SPELL - these will be in the WS236 release


Submitting brugia to ENA

Working on the MRC grant renewal

Working on splitting out the Variation data into different methods so we have control of how it gets displayed on the website

Working on two papers with a lot of Transcription Start Site data

Planning the migration of infrastructure from the Sanger to the EBI

Improved the automatic creation of Transcript objects to remove spurious ones that are only a few babses longer than other due to incomplete clipping of the EST sequences


Todd - 234 is in production

235 is being worked on

OICR is closed next week

JD - Designing a config file for Intermine to be able to add any data type with the need to code

will be creating process pages.


JS - been modifying upload scripts for brugia

will finish off the list of target genes

been working on the bitbucket sequence curation tickets for elegans

PS - what is the Heterorhabditis status?

PD - it was Tier II, but its curation status seems to have been down-scaled over time.


  • next one is Daniel Wang

open tickets

from: https://github.com/WormBase/website/issues?labels=HelpDesk&state=open

notable ones:

#702 	Pecan syntenic alignments track