SGD Quarterly Newsletter, Summer 2012

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About this newsletter:

This is the Summer 2012 issue of the quarterly 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. You can also subscribe to SGD's RSS feed to receive updates on SGD news:

Contribute Your Yeast Image

It was great to see so many of you at YGM 2012! We appreciate all of the feedback we received about SGD's new look. As a reminder, we do welcome community contributions of your yeast images for the slideshow on our homepage. Please send any high-resolution images that you would like considered to:

SGD App Update

SGD recently released an update for our iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch app, "YeastGenome." This app allows you to search and browse Saccharomyces cerevisiae information and annotation, even without an internet connection! The recent update makes Gene Ontology data accessible offline and syncs all data with the latest release of SGD. Both the original app and the update are available as free downloads on iTunes. Please read our FAQ or visit iTunes for more information.

Links to DRYGIN added to SGD Locus Summary and Interactions pages

SGD now provides links from both the Locus Summary and Interactions pages for each S. cerevisiae ORF to DRYGIN (Data Repository of Yeast Genetic Interactions), a database of quantitative genetic interactions of S. cerevisiae (Koh et al., 2010). These genetic interactions were determined from SGA double-mutant arrays conducted in Charles Boone's laboratory at the University of Toronto, and include both published data (Costanzo et al., 2010) and new interactions released by the Boone laboratory as they become available. Clicking on a DRYGIN link in SGD from an ORF's Locus Summary or Interactions page goes directly to the DRYGIN search results page for that ORF, which lists both positive and negative genetic interactions as well as any genetic correlations for the given ORF.

Upcoming Conferences and Meetings

Information on registration and abstract deadlines for the following conferences is available on the SGD Wiki.

Madison, WI, USA
August 26-30, 2012
  • 9th International Meeting on Yeast Apoptosis
Rome, Italy
September 16-20, 2012
  • Experimental Approaches to Evolution and Ecology using Yeast
EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
October 17-21, 2012
  • Advanced Course Metabolomics for Microbial Systems Biology
Deft University of Technology, The Netherlands
October 29-November 2, 2012
  • British Yeast Group Meeting - BYG2013
Nottingham, UK
March 20-22, 2012
Stara Lesna, Slovakia
June 18, 2013
Frankfurt University, Frankfurt, Germany
August 29-September 3, 2013

*asterisks indicate attendance by SGD

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