VectorBase 2019 webinar series: Species/group specific

If you want to learn more about VectorBase data and tools, or to know when and which resources are available with an emphasis to a species or group, this VectorBase webinar series is for you. The topics to be discussed will include:

  • For some species, e.g., Aedes aegypti, Ae. albopictus, Anopheles coluzzii, An. gambiae, An. sinensis and An. stephensi, there is more than one genome strain sequenced
    • did you know about this or know how to find this info in VectorBase?
    • why not all have an assembly or a gene set?
    • where to investigate the characteristics of each one of these genomes?
    • how can you choose the best one for your research question?
    • what are the implications for your research of having these multiple genomes?
  • For each genome with a gene set there is comparative genomics pre-computed analyses, with protein and DNA data. Learn how to query and use these data sets.
  • In cases with more than one genome species sequenced per genus, i.e., Anopheles (19 species), Aedes (2) and Glossina (6), what type of studies are possible to do?
  • For all species with a genome, there are in silico transcriptomes and proteomes, but were you aware that for some species there is also in vivo data? Find and use these different data types
  • In some cases, e.g., G. austeni, G. brevipalpis, G. fuscipes, G. pallidipes, G. palpalis, Stomoxys calcitrans, Lutzomyia longipalpis and Phlebotomus papatasi , the genome data and other omic data types are deposited in VectorBase, but the genome paper has not been published. Can you use the data of any of these genomes for your research? What you can and cannot do with the data until its genome papers are published?
  • If you are part of a genome sequencing consortium and/or part of the authors generating the data for the genome paper, what do you need to do to make sure you data analyses are in VectorBase before publication? e.g., how can you obtain gene IDs for your newly discovered genes?
  • There is also population biology data available for many species, from both lab and field samples
  • How data that is in the public repositories or databases archives, published or unpublished, can be submitted to VectorBase?
  • A specific 'how to cite' section, with details directly related to each species and its available data types. This will help you reference data sets in your paper for readers' easy access and understand how to find data mentioned in the scientific literature.

This VectorBase webinar series will be held the third Tuesday of the month, from February 19 to September 10, 2019, at 1 pm Eastern/10 am Pacific (USA time); except in three cases as noted below. You can click here for a link to the webinar start time in your timezone. Follow each species or group link below for a brief overview of topics to be covered:

  1. Aedes & Culex, February 19, 2019.

    After March 10, 2019, the time change in the USA may affect the time of the webinar from the city or country where you connect to it.

  2. Anopheles, March 19, 2019.
  3. Biomphalaria, April 16, 2019.
  4. Rhodnius & Cimex, May 21, 2019.
  5. Glossina, Musca & Stomoxys, June 25, 2019. Notice this is not the third Tuesday of the month, due to a schedule conflict with the VectorBiTE RCN meeting -click here for details.
  6. Lutzomyia & Phlebotomus, July 23, 2019. Notice this is not the third Tuesday of the month, due to a schedule conflict with the ISOPS meeting -click here for details.
  7. Ixodes & Sarcoptes, August 20, 2019.
  8. Pediculus, September 10, 2019. Notice this is not the third Tuesday of the month.

To have a fully interactive format, you will have the opportunity to ask questions in real-time to the webinar presenter and other members of the team. Additionally, we welcome any questions from you, before, during or after the webinar session to our helpdesk email,

Sing up

Sign up is required but attendance is free. Registration ends the day before each webinar session. Each registered participant will receive an email with connection details. Follow this link to sign up (or here if Google products are blocked in your location).

Who should attend?

In each webinar, attendance from both new and current users is encouraged. If your knowledge and experience with VectorBase are above or below what we will cover, you may schedule a private virtual lab meeting. Follow this link for information.


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