This one is for all nerds who love the small worm and can’t stop working with them! – Nikita Jhaveri (August 6, 2020)
I am a happy free-living worm
Producing both egg and sperm
Whom scientists use to confirm
Undiscovered theories and reaffirm
My transparent body helps you find
Novel pathways, that blow your mind
Making different theories align
With facts that are hard to malign
Keeping me in your lab is very safe
I won’t bite or cause any chafe
My bed and breakfast are easy to make
One pertidish, some bacteria and I am happy as a flake
Please, use me to explore your macrocosm
After all, I am fun and awesome
I promise to make your inquisitive world blossom!
Like all other worm meetings this year, C. elegans evolution meeting will be held virtually . The dates are June 24-25. The schedule sounds exciting with more than 40 talks and 40 posters. There will be 200+ participants. There are also virtual cocktail hours! The details can be found on the website: https://www.evoworm2020.com
Update on the topic meeting “Ecology, Evolution and Genomics of C. elegans and Other Nematodes”:
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, physical meeting has been cancelled. The possibility of a virtual, on-line meeting is being explored.
The other two topic meetings and European meeting are not affected as yet. More details will be released in coming weeks. These are,
Neuronal Development, Synapse Function and Behavior
July 8-11, 2020
University of Vienna, Austria
Metabolism, Aging, Pathogenesis, Stress and Small RNAs
July 16th-19th, 2020
University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
European C. elegans meeting
July 12-15, 2020
Luminy Campus, Marseille, France
The Indian worm meeting has been postponed. Visit the website for details: https://www.indiancelegansmeet2020.com
This year’s C. elegans topic meeting “Ecology, Evolution and Genomics of C. elegans and Other Nematodes” will be held June 24-27 at McMaster University. Organizers are Te-Wen Lo, Patrick Phillips, Annalise Paaby, and Christian Braendle [Source: wormmeetings@weebly]. Last time the meeting took place at Wellcome Genome Campus (July 5-7, 2018).
The C. briggsae website (briggsae.org) underwent a major change last week. The site has migrated to a new hosting provider and running on WordPress CMS. This represents a significant shift from old-fashioned HTML coding and site management. Going forward, it should be easier to update and maintain the contents.