SGD Newsletter, December 2017
About this newsletter:
This is the December 2016 issue of the SGD newsletter. The goal of this newsletter is to inform our users about new features in SGD and to foster communication within the yeast community.
The ALLIANCE of Genome Resources
Research Spotlight (Blog posts)
In case you missed them, here are some of the most popular Research Spotlights posted on our blog lately:
- Yeast Reveals a Vicious Circle Between Sugar and Cancer Peeters and coworkers used budding yeast to investigate the Warburg effect relating to cancer aggressiveness and the consumption of sugar.
- Something from Nothing: A New, Structured Protein from Noncoding DNA Bungard and colleagues investigate protein formation from noncoding intergenic DNA.
- Transcription Factors: Kings of the Genome Jungle Wollman and colleagues show that two transcription factors in yeast "swing" across DNA segments through a process called intersegment transfer.
- Divide and Prosper Hanner and Rusche explore the idea of subfunctionalization, like a swiss army knife, using S. cerevisiae proteins Sir3p and Orc1p.
- Cheerio Containment Lawrence and coworkers look at how well Histone H1 can bind to DNA as a mechanism for gene expression regulation.
Recent Publications from SGD Staff
- Skrzypek MS, Nash RS, Wong ED, MacPherson KA, Hellerstedt ST, Engel SR, Karra K, Weng S, Sheppard TK, Binkley G, Simison M, Miyasato SR, Cherry JM (2017) Saccharomyces Genome Database informs human biology. Nucleic Acids Res. 2017 Nov 11; pii:gkx1112. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkx1112. PMID: 29140510
- Wong ED (2017) Exploring Protein Function Using the Saccharomyces Genome Database. Methods Mol Biol. 2017 Apr 28; 1611:169-182. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7015-5_13. PMID: 28365719
- MacPherson KA, Starr B, Wong ED, Dalusag KS, Hellerstedt ST, Lang OW, Nash RS, Skrzypek MS, Engel SR, Cherry JM (2017) Outreach and online training services at the Saccharomyces Genome Database. Database (Oxford). 2017 Jan 1; pii: bax002. doi: 10.1093/database/bax002. PMID: 28365719
- Hellerstedt ST, Nash RS, Weng S, Paskov KM, Wong ED, Karra K, Engel SR, Cherry JM (2017) Curated protein information in the Saccharomyces Genome Database. Database (Oxford). 2017 Mar 11; pii: bax011. doi: 10.1093/database/bax011. PMID: 28365727
What else have we been up to lately?
You may have seen SGD representatives at the following meetings:
Happy Holidays from SGD!
We want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family, friends and lab mates the best during the upcoming holidays. Stanford University will be closed for two weeks starting on December 23rd, reopening on January 8th, 2018. Although SGD staff members will be taking time off, the website will be up and running throughout the winter break, and we will attempt to keep connected via email should you have any questions.
South Eastern Regional Yeast Meeting (SERYM)
Rhodes College, Memphis TN
March 9 – 11, 2018
5th International Synthetic & Systems Biology Summer School - SSBSS 2018
Certosa di Pontignano (Siena) Tuscany, Italy
July 25 to 29, 2017
Application and abstract submission deadline: March 31, 2018
Yeast Genetics Meeting
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
August 22 – 26, 2018
13th Edition of the International Levures, Modèles et Outils (Yeasts, Models and Tools)
Musikinsel, Rheinau, Switzerland
September 11-14, 2018
International Specialized Symposium on Yeasts, "Yeast Odyssey: from nature to industry"
Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina
October 1 - 4, 2018
International Workshop on Brewing Yeasts
Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina
October 5 - 6, 2018
EMBO Workshop on Experimental Approaches to Evolution and Ecology Using Yeast and Other Model Systems
October 17 - 20, 2018