WBConfCall 2021.09.16-Agenda and Minutes

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Agenda and Minutes


Most issues have been answered and resolved

There are a few website tickets, mainly from gmap but would be good if someone could look at the recent ones.

Variant Pipeline Addition

Meeting was held to discuss implementation of GSoC project (Valerio, Magz, Paul, Stavros, Kimberly, Daniela, Karen)

  • Agree to implement the code so that the functions are available to AFP etc.
  • Hinxton will be testing and providing feedback on results
  • Once optimized and tested, it could be included in the AFP tools and micropublication (as well as general variant curation from the literature)
  • Rishab is keen to continue, looking into the Institutional logistics of this.

WormBase Parasite Release

  • Release 16 has just gone live (Dio)


  • New archive site for previous releases of the site...not full functionality
  • C. elegans update in Ensembl underway, for release e106
  • Ranjana can tweet from WB account.

WS283 Planning

Model frozen, including all submitted change requests (Paul D)

Start 4th Oct.

  • What new data are we including?
    • Planning on:
    • 3 sets of new variant data from CGC, PS, VC. (if available)
    • NBRP major update. (if available)
    • C. briggsae operon update - requiring a partial rebuild.

Future release dates need to be considered as WS283 is the last we have currently planned for.

Genetics Paper

Draft will be circulated shortly for feedback (Paul D)



Released last week Paul D. will send Adam all the information as Adam is aware of potential necessary code changes.

EBI FTP changes

Will CalTech be effected by EBI FTP changes (Ranjana) EBI is moving data from one compute culster to the other, which will affect FTP uploads and downloads, but should not be noticeable to external users

CeNGen graph data patch

    • Needs patching for WS282 (Raymond) - Adam thinks it can be done as a patch as a hot fix after release.
    • WS282 penned for release late October however looking to release within the next week.
    • Patch will be applied as a hot fix.
    • Webteam learning the release process.
    • Will announce when release as have a blog post about the CeNGEN data because of community interest.