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== January 16, 2020 ==
== January 23, 2020 ==
=== Extracellular/secreted proteins list ===
=== Extracellular/secreted proteins list ===

Revision as of 18:16, 23 January 2020

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2020 Meetings

January 9, 2020

Phenotype Curation Requests

  • 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

  • Chris has (re)requested slots for WormBase for the Worcester Area Worm Meeting and the Boston Area Worm Meeting
  • Will update group if/when a slot is assigned (probably not until Fall 2020 at the earliest)

Reference widget Textpresso linkouts

WS276 Citace upload

  • Hinxton upload Jan 31, 2020
  • Citace upload on Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020

Author First Pass paper

  • AFP resent to Database
  • Automated descriptions about to be sent
  • SObA, write for micropub? One micropub on SObA and another on comparative SObA


  • New version of the Noctua form released next week
  • Imports from WormBase?
    • Big push in coming months will be to pull in all manual annotations from WB into Noctua (on track)
    • Need to work on annotation history on back end
    • May have face-to-face meeting in Pasadena

Variation curation

  • Have a backlog; Paul D is assigned but has been overwhelmed
  • 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
  • Need to integrate curation with the Variant Effect Predictor (VEP) pipeline

Topic meetings

  • Asia (Taipei) meeting, Paul S going
  • Aging meeting, Wen could go? (Wen: I can ask if they provide a timeslot for oral presentation.)
  • TAGC in April, Chris going

January 16, 2020

Variation names

  • Daniela entered a new allele name (tkTi1) in the temporary allele form CGI but it prompted an error: tkTi1 does not match 1 or 2 sets of 1-3 letters and 1-6 digits
  • Daniela asked Juancarlos to modify the temporary variation ID form to allow up to 4 letters instead of 3.
  • Form here: http://tazendra.caltech.edu/~azurebrd/cgi-bin/forms/generic.cgi?action=TempVariationObo
  • From the nomenclature guidelines: Newly generated Transposon insertions, especially those located in apparently intergenic regions, may also be given Ti (transposon insertion) names. These consist of the designation identifying the laboratory of origin, the two letters Ti, and a number, all italicized. Example: eTi13 is an insertion of a Mos transposon into an intergenic region on LGIII.
  • We will wait for Paul D/Tim response and act accordingly
  • for now the CGI has been changed to allow 4 letters, we will revert if need be


  • During an AFP call we discussed the possibility to have webinars for authors to guide them through the form.
  • Is having a webinar series something WB is interested in doing?
    • we will start with an AFP/micropub webinar and will take it from there based on interest and attendance

January 23, 2020

Extracellular/secreted proteins list

  • Peter Roy looking for a list of C. elegans genes whose protein products are secreted
  • Chris pointed him to BioMart search for SignalP and transmembrane proteins, and to the GO term page for "extracellular region" but Peter doesn't think that's exhaustive enough
  • Does anyone have any other suggestions or know of an empirical data set?