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The official website of the HHMI Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science program.

The SEA-PHAGES Program

SEA-PHAGES (Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science) is a two-semester, discovery-based undergraduate research course that begins with simple digging in the soil to find new viruses, but progresses through a variety of microbiology techniques and eventually to complex genome annotation and bioinformatic analyses.

The program aims to increase undergraduate interest and retention in the biological sciences through immediate immersion in authentic, valuable, yet accessible research. By finding and naming their own bacteriophages, students develop a sense of project ownership and have a ready-made personal research project at a fraction of the cost of traditional apprentice-based research programs. Some of the positive effects of the SEA-PHAGES program have been reported here.

SEA-PHAGES is jointly administered by Graham Hatfull's group at the University of Pittsburgh and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Science Education division.

SEA-PHAGES IN THE NEWS

SEA-PHAGES Phage Discovery Guide is Online!

The Phage Discovery Guide has moved to an online platform. Moving forward, this online guide will be the only version that is regularly updated. You can access the guide from the faculty info page of the program website. Here is a direct link worth a bookmark: https://seaphagesphagediscoveryguide.helpdocsonline.com/home 

If you would prefer a hard copy of the guide for in-class use, you can choose to download the entire guide as a single PDF file, or each protocol separately. To do so, click on the “three vertical dots” at the top of any page of the guide. You can then choose to save the page as a PDF file, or download the entire site (guide) as a PDF file.

The move online streamlines the update process. Note, however, that major updates will only be posted during the summer, and/or you will be notified by email of such updates. Minor edits, on the other hand, will continue to be made throughout the year. 

Please feel free to provide feedback about the online guide by emailing us at info@seaphages.org.

The SEA Team

 

Sept 5 2018 submissions

the following numbers were assigned on Sept 5:

Adaia MH834594
Andrew MH834595
Armstrong MH834596
Atraxa MH834597
Auxilium MH834598
Bernstein MH834599
BigCheese MH834600
BoostSeason MH834601
Brahms MH834602
Bridgette MH834603
Coltrane MH834604
Constance MH834605
Coral MH834606
Corgi MH834607
Cote MH834608
Daob MH834609
DrManhattan MH834610
Eileen MH834611
Faja MH834612
Fowlmouth MH834613
Judy MH834614
KandZ MH834615
Kepler MH834616
Lizziana MH834617
Lunar MH834618
Maureen MH834619
Melons MH834620
Nandita MH834621
Noely MH834622
Peas MH834623
Polka MH834624
Richie MH834625
Rollins MH834626
Ryan MH834627
Sputnik MH834628
Yang MH834629

Sept 4 2018 Genbank Submissions

The following accession numbers were assigned:

Bangla1971 MH825697
Burro MH825698
Darolandstone MH825699
Efeko MH825700
Flare16 MH825701
Hamish MH825702
LeeroyJ MH825703
LilTurb MH825704
Mesh1 MH825705
Microdon MH825706
MilleniumForce MH825707
NearlyHeadless MH825708
NicoleTera MH825709
Ruin MH825710
Tenno MH825711
ValentiniPuff MH825712
Zalkecks MH825713

Upcoming Events

2018 Bioinformatics Workshop

December 10, 2018 to December 14, 2018

Recent Events

Phage Discovery Workshop 11B

July 7, 2018 to July 13, 2018

Phage Discovery Workshop 11A

June 23, 2018 to June 29, 2018

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