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== April 1, 2021 ==
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=== Antibodies ===
 
* Alignment of the antibody class to Alliance:
 
** Propose to move possible_pseudonym (192) and Other_animal (37) to remarks. Those tags are not currently used for curation.
 
*** Other animal is sometimes used for older annotations, e.g. authors say that the antibodies were raised both  in rats and rabbits. Standard practice would create 2 records, one for the rat antibody and one for the rabbit.
 
*** Possible pseudonym was used when  a curator was not able to unambiguously assign a previous antibody to a record. (we have a Other name -synonym- tag to capture unambiguous ones). When moving to remarks we can keep a controlled vocabulary for easy future parsing, e.g. “possible_pseudonym:”
 
** Antigen field: currently separated into Protein, peptide, and other_antigen (e.g.: homogenate of early C.elegans embryos, sperm). Propose to use just one antigen field to capture antigen info.
 
  
All changes proposed above were approved by the group
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== June 3, 2021 ==
  
=== textpress-dev clean up ===
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=== Reserving meeting rooms ===
* Michael has asked curators to assess what they have on textpresso-dev as it will not be around forever :-(
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* Raymond encountering challenges with setting up regular meeting room reservations in Chen building
* is it okay to transfer data and files we want to keep to tazendra? and then to our own individual machines?
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* We've been asked to make reservations one week in advance
* Direct access may be possible via Caltech VPN
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* Need to use a room if we reserve it
* Do we want to move content to AWS? May be complicated; it is still easy and cheap to maintain local file systems/machines
 
  
=== Braun servers ===
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=== Summer student(s) ===
* 3 servers stored in Braun server room; is there a new contact person for accessing these servers?
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* Anatomy function project with Raymond
* Mike Miranda replacement just getting settled; Paul will find out who is managing the server room and let Raymond know
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* Many types of anatomy function data submitted via AFP
  
=== Citace upload ===
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== June 10, 2021 ==
* Next Friday, April 9th, by end of the day
 
* Wen will contact Paul Davis for the frozen WS280 models file
 
  
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=== Variation-Gene Associations ===
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*Some QC on AFP-extracted data led to the realization that at least some of the 'tm' variations aren't associated with genes on tazendra
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*https://github.com/WormBase/author-first-pass/issues/204
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*https://github.com/WormBase/website/issues/8262
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*It looks like non-manually asserted variation-gene associations will be generated via the VEP pipeline during the build, so Caltech would need to get this information from each WB release
  
== April 8, 2021 ==
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===Variation in name service but not in OA===
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*Ranjana: I could not find gk315316 in the OA though it exists in the name server. I agree that we probably don’t want to let all the million mutations into the OA since that would slow the drop-downs, but when we need one for curation, what needs to be done?
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*Juancarlos: That might be right.  It seems to try to create the variation in the name service, and if it gets a 409 Conflict error, it adds it to the temp variation file, and the obo_ tables in postgres. Since it fails to create in the name service, that's probably okay with Hinxton, and since it gets added to postgres, you should be able to use it in the OA, and since it gets added to the temp variation file, on future updates of the ontology it gets added again. Probably best if someone confirms that's the process (and maybe points us to a wiki ?)
  
=== Braun server outage ===
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*Solution from Karen and Chris: If the Hinxton name server already has the variation but it isn't in the OA (as expected for Million Mutation Project variants like gk315316), we just need to add it through the old temp variations CGI:
* Raymond fixed; now Spica, wobr and wobr2 are back up
 
  
=== Textpresso API ===
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http://tazendra.caltech.edu/~azurebrd/cgi-bin/forms/generic.cgi?action=TempVariationObo
* Was down yesterday affecting WormiCloud; Michael has fixed
 
* Valerio will learn how to manage the API for the future
 
  
=== Grant opportunities ===
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making sure to enter the variation with name-space-WBVarID like:
* Possibilities to apply for supplements
 
* May 15th deadline
 
* Druggable genome project
 
** Pharos: https://pharos.nih.gov/
 
** could we contribute?
 
* Visualization, tools, etc.
 
* Automated person descriptions?
 
* Automated descriptions for proteins, ion channels, druggable targets, etc.?
 
  
=== New WS280 ONTOLOGY FTP directory ===
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gk315316 WBVar01148785
* Changes requested here: https://github.com/WormBase/website/issues/7900
 
* Here's the FTP URL: ftp://ftp.wormbase.org/pub/wormbase/releases/WS280/ONTOLOGY/
 
  
=== Odd characters in Postgres ===
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and then, after refresh, it should be available to the OA. Hinxton never has to get involved in this scenario.
* Daniela and Juancarlos discovered some errors with respect to special characters pasted into the OA
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* Daniela would like to automatically pull in micropublication text (e.g. figure captions) into Postgres
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=== Confirm WS282 Upload Dates ===
* We would need an automated way to convert special characters, like degree symbols ° into html unicode \°
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*July 6th?
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*Data freeze/upload date on the release schedule is July 12th
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=== CenGen bar plots ===
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*Initially discussed to have the bar plot images going in as image data
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*CenGen group wants interactive bar plots similar to the modENCODE bar plots currently displayed in the FPKM expression data section on the expression widget. That way users could hover over a bar plot and see the cell type, the expression value (TPM, in our case) and the proportion of cells of each neuron type expressing the gene.  
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*They can provide the underlying data and have the WB team generate interactive plots for each gene
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*Sibyl said that this is feasible and we could: 1. bring the data files in OR 2. call the CenGen API on the fly
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*The first approach may be more work but better in the long run as we store the data
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*Will ping Hinxton and see how they can integrate the data
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* Bring in data  both as pictures and interactive bar plots
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* Ping Hinxon on GitHub to move this forward

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June 3, 2021

Reserving meeting rooms

  • Raymond encountering challenges with setting up regular meeting room reservations in Chen building
  • We've been asked to make reservations one week in advance
  • Need to use a room if we reserve it

Summer student(s)

  • Anatomy function project with Raymond
  • Many types of anatomy function data submitted via AFP

June 10, 2021

Variation-Gene Associations

Variation in name service but not in OA

  • Ranjana: I could not find gk315316 in the OA though it exists in the name server. I agree that we probably don’t want to let all the million mutations into the OA since that would slow the drop-downs, but when we need one for curation, what needs to be done?
  • Juancarlos: That might be right. It seems to try to create the variation in the name service, and if it gets a 409 Conflict error, it adds it to the temp variation file, and the obo_ tables in postgres. Since it fails to create in the name service, that's probably okay with Hinxton, and since it gets added to postgres, you should be able to use it in the OA, and since it gets added to the temp variation file, on future updates of the ontology it gets added again. Probably best if someone confirms that's the process (and maybe points us to a wiki ?)
  • Solution from Karen and Chris: If the Hinxton name server already has the variation but it isn't in the OA (as expected for Million Mutation Project variants like gk315316), we just need to add it through the old temp variations CGI:

http://tazendra.caltech.edu/~azurebrd/cgi-bin/forms/generic.cgi?action=TempVariationObo

making sure to enter the variation with name-space-WBVarID like:

gk315316 WBVar01148785

and then, after refresh, it should be available to the OA. Hinxton never has to get involved in this scenario.

Confirm WS282 Upload Dates

  • July 6th?
  • Data freeze/upload date on the release schedule is July 12th

CenGen bar plots

  • Initially discussed to have the bar plot images going in as image data
  • CenGen group wants interactive bar plots similar to the modENCODE bar plots currently displayed in the FPKM expression data section on the expression widget. That way users could hover over a bar plot and see the cell type, the expression value (TPM, in our case) and the proportion of cells of each neuron type expressing the gene.
  • They can provide the underlying data and have the WB team generate interactive plots for each gene
  • Sibyl said that this is feasible and we could: 1. bring the data files in OR 2. call the CenGen API on the fly
  • The first approach may be more work but better in the long run as we store the data
  • Will ping Hinxton and see how they can integrate the data
  • Bring in data both as pictures and interactive bar plots
  • Ping Hinxon on GitHub to move this forward