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= 2020 Meetings =
 
= 2020 Meetings =
  
== January 9, 2020 ==
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== October 1, 2020 ==
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=== Gene association file formats on FTP ===
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* For example, current production release ONTOLOGY directory: ftp://ftp.wormbase.org/pub/wormbase/releases/current-production-release/ONTOLOGY/
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* Our association files have format "*.wb"; is this useful or necessary?
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* Other than referring to GAF in the header, it isn't clear to users what the columns refer to or what the column headers should be
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* We could add a README file and/or convert to the new [https://github.com/geneontology/geneontology.github.io/blob/issue-go-annotation-2917-gaf-2_2-doc/_docs/go-annotation-file-gaf-format-22.md GAF 2.2 format] which would have a more expressive file header and possibly column headers(?)
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** File headers could possibly link to the format specification page
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=== Phenotype association file idiosyncrasy ===
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* As we've discussed previously, there is an oddity to how the phenotype association file we provide lists, or doesn't, references
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* According to the GAF spec, column 6 is for reference and is required, whereas column 8 is "With (or) From" and is optional
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* When we have a reference, the WBPaper ID is provided in column 6 and the WBVar ID or RNAi ID is provided in column 8
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* However, when we have no reference (personal communication, e.g. from NBP allele submissions), the WBVar ID is instead put in column 6 (because we need something there), and column 8 is blank.
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** This results in (1) column 6 having a mix of paper/reference IDs (good) and WBVar IDs (not good) and (2) WBVar IDs split between column 6 and 8; thus making it tedious to parse this file
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* Proposed solution: Can we come up with some type of reference object ID to associate to the personal communications (or any annotations currently lacking a formal reference)?
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* With the proposed solution, we can always have a reference ID in column 6 (the intended purpose of the column) and WBVar IDs for alleles can always remain consistently in column 8
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* Proposal is to put WBPerson IDs in column 6 for personal communications. Chris & Karen will check if this will work.
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=== Server space in Chen Building ===
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* It looks like that we will not have a specific space for server computers.
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== October 8, 2020 ==
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=== Webinar Announcement ===
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* Here is the live registration site: http://tazendra.caltech.edu/~azurebrd/cgi-bin/forms/webinar.cgi
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* Caltech zoom allows 300 attendees.
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=== Descriptions from GO-CAM models ===
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* One suggestion for the Alliance is to create a description based on a GO-CAM model
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* Could also micropublish some descriptions (semi-automated?)
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* Can make curators authors of micropublications for GO-CAM models/pathways
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=== Transcription Factors in WormBase ===
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* WormBase has a ?Transcription_factor class that is currently underutilized
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* Chris spoke with Gary Williams about the status as he has done much of the work on the class
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* Because transcription factors can often be complexes, it was decided to create the ?Transcription_factor class rather than simply an extension of tags to the existing ?Gene class
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* The class seems reasonably complete; it's important to note that some TFs are general transcription factors, not necessarily gene-specific or sequence-specific DNA-binding TFs; it will be good to make that distinction clear to users
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* Chris has compiled a [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KdmvybWDWHXdlJwZgfleL4xHDoyPoYR13WAUcERF82g/edit?usp=sharing Google sheet] to assess the class before Gary W. leaves WB in the next couple of weeks
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* The Google sheet has several tabs/worksheets, including one for the ACEDB data model (and notes about usage of tags), a summary table of associated genes, bound sequence features, existence of other protein-DNA binding data, etc.
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* It would be good to make TF binding info (per gene and globally) more accessibly to our users, maybe via a new widget on gene pages (e.g. list incoming, regulating TFs and, for TF genes themselves, list potential target genes)
  
=== Phenotype Curation Requests ===
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== October 15, 2020 ==
* 1,229 emails sent Dec 3-6, 2019
 
* Received 194 annotations from 40 papers and from 37 distinct community curators
 
** 37 papers requested, 3 additional papers annotated
 
** 104 Phenotype OA annotations (from 27 papers; 25 distinct curators)
 
** 90 RNAi OA annotations (from 20 papers; 19 distinct curators)
 
* 43 bounced emails
 
** 2 resent to new addresses
 
** 5 have backup email addresses (also sent)
 
  
=== Worm Area Meetings ===
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=== BioGRID data sharing ===
* Chris has (re)requested slots for WormBase for the Worcester Area Worm Meeting and the Boston Area Worm Meeting
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* Rose from BioGRID proposed that BioGRID curate high-throughput C. elegans interaction datasets, capturing confidence scores when available, and making those annotations available to WormBase for regular ingest
* Will update group if/when a slot is assigned (probably not until Fall 2020 at the earliest)
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* Will need to consider a few points:
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** BioGRID doesn't curate protein-DNA interactions
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** We don't yet know the turn-around timeline for BioGRID curation of worm datasets; WB may be able to curate them much sooner
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* Chris and Jae will work with Rose et al. to coordinate HTP curation
  
=== Reference widget Textpresso linkouts ===
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=== Enriched genes ===
* Now live on WormBase, WS274
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* Some genes are considered "enriched" for an expression cluster data set even if the enrichment was in comparison to another cell or tissue (not whole animal)
* [https://github.com/WormBase/website/issues/7347 GitHub ticket]
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* We should reconsider the ?Expression_cluster model to make sure we can appropriately model and communicate enrichment or subtypes thereof
* Applies to the following classes: genes, strains, variations, transgenes, constructs, anatomy terms, clones, life stages, rearrangements, molecules, processes
 
* Gene example: https://wormbase.org/species/c_elegans/gene/WBGene00022861#0d--10
 
* Strain example: https://wormbase.org/species/c_elegans/strain/WBStrain00004309#05--10
 
* Variation example: https://wormbase.org/species/c_elegans/variation/WBVar00248884#08--10
 
* Transgene example: https://wormbase.org/species/all/transgene/WBTransgene00004654#04--10
 
** Known issue: searching on synonyms in addition to public name; Sibyl will fix
 
* Construct example: https://wormbase.org/species/all/construct/WBCnstr00023113#03--10
 
** Known issue: not working now; need to only search on public name when available, not on summary; Sibyl will fix
 
* Anatomy term example: https://wormbase.org/species/all/anatomy_term/WBbt:0005772#05--10
 
** Known challenge: "Psub1" will essentially never match the intended target and "P1" may find the embryonic cell or the postembryonic cell
 
* Clone example: https://wormbase.org/species/c_elegans/clone/W02C12#03--10
 
* Life stage example: https://wormbase.org/species/all/life_stage/WBls:0000038#03--10
 
** Known challenge: "L4 larva Ce" will never match; "L4 larva" maybe; but "L4" alone will not unless a synonym
 
* Rearrangement example: https://wormbase.org/species/all/rearrangement/sDp3#03--10
 
* Molecule example: https://wormbase.org/resources/molecule/WBMol:00003650#03--10
 
* Process example: https://wormbase.org/resources/wbprocess/WBbiopr:00000001#09--10
 
  
=== WS276 Citace upload ===
 
* Hinxton upload Jan 31, 2020
 
* Citace upload on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020
 
  
=== Author First Pass paper ===
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== October 22, 2020 ==
* AFP resent to Database
 
* Automated descriptions about to be sent
 
* SObA, write for micropub? One micropub on SObA and another on comparative SObA
 
  
=== Noctua/GO-CAM ===
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=== CHEBI ===
* New version of the Noctua form released next week
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* Karen spoke to CHEBI personnel on Tuesday
* Imports from WormBase?
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* CHEBI only has ~2 curators to create new entities
** Big push in coming months will be to pull in all manual annotations from WB into Noctua (on track)
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* CHEBI had submitted a proposal to establish pipelines to process requests from MODs
** Need to work on annotation history on back end
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* Chemical Translation Service (CTS)
** May have face-to-face meeting in Pasadena
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* OxO = https://www.ebi.ac.uk/spot/oxo/search
  
=== Variation curation ===
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=== Training Webinar ===
* Have a backlog; Paul D is assigned but has been overwhelmed
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* Scheduled for tomorrow at 1pm Pacific/4pm Eastern
* Have asserted this as a priority
 
* We have the allele-sequence form; where does it go? Hinxton
 
* Need to get allele/variation data in an Alliance-submission friendly form and pull it into the Alliance
 

Latest revision as of 18:40, 22 October 2020

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October 1, 2020

Gene association file formats on FTP

  • For example, current production release ONTOLOGY directory: ftp://ftp.wormbase.org/pub/wormbase/releases/current-production-release/ONTOLOGY/
  • Our association files have format "*.wb"; is this useful or necessary?
  • Other than referring to GAF in the header, it isn't clear to users what the columns refer to or what the column headers should be
  • We could add a README file and/or convert to the new GAF 2.2 format which would have a more expressive file header and possibly column headers(?)
    • File headers could possibly link to the format specification page

Phenotype association file idiosyncrasy

  • As we've discussed previously, there is an oddity to how the phenotype association file we provide lists, or doesn't, references
  • According to the GAF spec, column 6 is for reference and is required, whereas column 8 is "With (or) From" and is optional
  • When we have a reference, the WBPaper ID is provided in column 6 and the WBVar ID or RNAi ID is provided in column 8
  • However, when we have no reference (personal communication, e.g. from NBP allele submissions), the WBVar ID is instead put in column 6 (because we need something there), and column 8 is blank.
    • This results in (1) column 6 having a mix of paper/reference IDs (good) and WBVar IDs (not good) and (2) WBVar IDs split between column 6 and 8; thus making it tedious to parse this file
  • Proposed solution: Can we come up with some type of reference object ID to associate to the personal communications (or any annotations currently lacking a formal reference)?
  • With the proposed solution, we can always have a reference ID in column 6 (the intended purpose of the column) and WBVar IDs for alleles can always remain consistently in column 8
  • Proposal is to put WBPerson IDs in column 6 for personal communications. Chris & Karen will check if this will work.

Server space in Chen Building

  • It looks like that we will not have a specific space for server computers.


October 8, 2020

Webinar Announcement

Descriptions from GO-CAM models

  • One suggestion for the Alliance is to create a description based on a GO-CAM model
  • Could also micropublish some descriptions (semi-automated?)
  • Can make curators authors of micropublications for GO-CAM models/pathways

Transcription Factors in WormBase

  • WormBase has a ?Transcription_factor class that is currently underutilized
  • Chris spoke with Gary Williams about the status as he has done much of the work on the class
  • Because transcription factors can often be complexes, it was decided to create the ?Transcription_factor class rather than simply an extension of tags to the existing ?Gene class
  • The class seems reasonably complete; it's important to note that some TFs are general transcription factors, not necessarily gene-specific or sequence-specific DNA-binding TFs; it will be good to make that distinction clear to users
  • Chris has compiled a Google sheet to assess the class before Gary W. leaves WB in the next couple of weeks
  • The Google sheet has several tabs/worksheets, including one for the ACEDB data model (and notes about usage of tags), a summary table of associated genes, bound sequence features, existence of other protein-DNA binding data, etc.
  • It would be good to make TF binding info (per gene and globally) more accessibly to our users, maybe via a new widget on gene pages (e.g. list incoming, regulating TFs and, for TF genes themselves, list potential target genes)

October 15, 2020

BioGRID data sharing

  • Rose from BioGRID proposed that BioGRID curate high-throughput C. elegans interaction datasets, capturing confidence scores when available, and making those annotations available to WormBase for regular ingest
  • Will need to consider a few points:
    • BioGRID doesn't curate protein-DNA interactions
    • We don't yet know the turn-around timeline for BioGRID curation of worm datasets; WB may be able to curate them much sooner
  • Chris and Jae will work with Rose et al. to coordinate HTP curation

Enriched genes

  • Some genes are considered "enriched" for an expression cluster data set even if the enrichment was in comparison to another cell or tissue (not whole animal)
  • We should reconsider the ?Expression_cluster model to make sure we can appropriately model and communicate enrichment or subtypes thereof


October 22, 2020

CHEBI

  • Karen spoke to CHEBI personnel on Tuesday
  • CHEBI only has ~2 curators to create new entities
  • CHEBI had submitted a proposal to establish pipelines to process requests from MODs
  • Chemical Translation Service (CTS)
  • OxO = https://www.ebi.ac.uk/spot/oxo/search

Training Webinar

  • Scheduled for tomorrow at 1pm Pacific/4pm Eastern