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There will be an 'Insects' breakout session during the G10K-VGP EBP 2019 Meeting (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-g10k-vgpebp-meeting-tickets-59112745814). This year's meeting is a joint effort between the Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP) and the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP). The discussion-based insects breakout session is scheduled for 9am -12 pm Eastern, Wednesday, August 28th.

The session agenda is available here: https://i5k.nal.usda.gov/sites/default/files/Earth%20BioGenome%20meeting%202019%20-%20insect%20session%20agenda.pdf

For the full meeting agenda, see https://vertebrategenomesproject.org/s/At-a-Glance-Agenda-12-Aug_update-website-4kh9.pdf.

If you are not coming to the meeting, but are interested in shaping the discussion about insects or arthropods in the Earth BioGenome Project, we encourage you to attend the session remotely. We will have a zoom connection open during the meeting, and will do our best to make the audio acceptable. If you are interested, please register for the discussion in advance: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/6036afd9af5a0a9a7510d14dfea9e911

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.

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Our next i5k Workspace webinar will be August 20th at 1pm MDT.
 
Title:  Manual annotation using the Apollo software
 
The webinar will last an hour and will cover:
 
  • Background on the principles of manual annotation;
  • Instructions on using the Apollo software;
  • A live annotation example.  
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To connect to the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/928754037
 
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Our next i5k Workspace webinar will be June 4th at 1pm MDT.
 
Title:  Manual annotation using the Apollo software
 
The webinar will last an hour and will cover:
 
  • Background on the principles of manual annotation;
  • Instructions on using the Apollo software;
  • A live annotation example.  
 
Click this link to view the event in your time zone: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Apollo+trainin...
 
 
 
 
To join by phone: 
 
Call-in toll-free number (ATT Audio Conference):1-888-8449904
 
Call-in number (ATT Audio Conference):1-816-4234261
 
Access Code: 7620882

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Dear all,

Our next i5k Workspace webinar will be April 16th at 1pm MST.

Title:  Manual annotation using the Apollo software

The webinar will last an hour and will cover:

  • Background on the principles of manual annotation;
  • Instructions on using the Apollo software;
  • A live annotation example.  

Click this link to view the event in your time zone:

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=i5k+Workspace+webinar+4%2F16%2F2019&iso=20190416T15&p1=1928&ah=1

To connect to the webinarhttps://nal-usda.webex.com/meet/monica.poelchau

To join by phone: 

Call-in toll-free number (ATT Audio Conference):1-888-8449904

Call-in number (ATT Audio Conference):1-816-4234261

Access Code: 7620882

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We are gauging the interest in an Apollo curation clinic prior to this year's Arthropod Genomics Symposium, to be led by Rob Waterhouse.

If you would like to attend, please take a minute to fill out the short form!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVJs58aKfhf1Si-b4n5u4A89b4EGja...

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Registration is now open for the 12th Annual Arthropod Genomics Symposium, June 12, 2019 to June 14, 2019, K-State Alumni Center, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506.

ABSTRACT DEADLINES IN 2019:

  • Monday, March 11 – Abstracts due for Oral Presentation consideration
  • Monday, May 20 - Abstracts due for Poster Presentations

More information is available here: https://www.k-state.edu/agc/ags/

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Dear all,

Our next i5k Workspace webinar will be February 19th at 1pm MST.

Title:  Manual annotation using the Apollo software

The webinar will last an hour and will cover:

  • Background on the principles of manual annotation;
  • Instructions on using the Apollo software;
  • A live annotation example.  

Click this link to view the event in your time zone:

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=i5k+Workspace+Apollo+training&iso=20190219T13&p1=1947&ah=1

To connect to the webinarhttps://nal-usda.webex.com/meet/monica.poelchau

To join by phone: 

Call-in toll-free number (ATT Audio Conference):1-888-8449904

Call-in number (ATT Audio Conference):1-816-4234261

Access Code: 7620882

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Dear all,

Our next i5k Workspace webinar will be November 20th at 1pm MDT.

Title:  Manual annotation using the Apollo software

The webinar will last an hour and will cover:

  • Background on the principles of manual annotation;
  • Instructions on using the Apollo software;
  • A live annotation example.  

Click this link to view the event in your time zone:

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=i5k+Workspace+webinar+-+November+2018&iso=20181120T13&p1=1947&ah=1

 

To connect to the webinarhttps://nal-usda.webex.com/meet/monica.poelchau

To join by phone: 

Call-in toll-free number (ATT Audio Conference):1-888-8449904

Call-in number (ATT Audio Conference):1-816-4234261

Access Code: 7620882

Infrastructure update

We have 2 important topics to announce. We encourage you to read through this entire email to minimize disruption for your work at the i5k Workspace.

Transition to new genome assemblies

Most of the i5k pilot species now have updated genome assemblies (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/assembly/?term=i5k).The i5k Workspace wants to migrate its resources to the next assembly version, but also needs your feedback on when to do the migration. This migration may significantly disrupt ongoing annotation efforts. Therefore, we are surveying the community for your annotation plans, in order to minimize the disruption for your work. The survey below gauges annotation activity for a subset of the i5k pilot organisms. Please complete the survey by October 23rd, 2018.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bmBMy_70WWd1OiGP8ZD8FIGfARjXgyMb0xHq2HAXwHw/

Transition to the Apollo2 software

We are transitioning many of our genome browsers from the Apollo1 to the Apollo2 software.

Apollo2 has many more functions and features than Apollo1. You can find training and documentation on Apollo2 here:

We have updated the software version and browser URLs for Apollo for the following 10 organisms. You can also find all up-to-date browser URLs here: https://i5k.nal.usda.gov/available-genome-browsers

We will transition the remaining Apollo1 browsers in due course. Genomes with active annotation efforts will be transitioned once the annotation effort is complete.