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Registration closed for Bioinformatics Workshop for Helminth Genomics.

Announcing the Bioinformatics Workshop for Helminth Genomics! Being held on the 10th & 11th of September this year. Click the link to find out more!

The paper expansions to and an introduction to is now available online!

[Sept.19.2014] has grown again, click here to learn more!

[Sept.15.2014] is now part of the collection of sites, click here to learn more!

News & Announcements June 2015

General News
Announcing the Bioinformatics Workshop for Helminth Genomics!

The Bioinformatics Workshop for Helminth Genomics (10-11 September 2015) will teach practical computational skills that should be of value to all nematode biologists. Whether you are an aspiring coder yourself, or you just want to better understand how data is processed from raw sequence to a final result that supports an interesting story in a publication, this course is for you! Click the link above for more information.

NOTICE: Workshop application closed! We have reached our attendance limit of 25 participants. Should there be cancellations we may open the registration form again, so please check back every so often if you want to attend but weren't able to register in time.

Our new paper detailing the collection of websites is now available!

The publication expansions to and an introduction to describes the updates to since our last publication in 2011, as well as introduces our new member site!

Microbiome Interaction section added! now hosts a section dedicated to the effects on the host microbiome caused by interactions with nematode infection. For details check out the new Microbiome Interaction section!

NemaGene genes & transcripts now have additional annotation!

The NemaGene database members are now annotated with ChEMBL ids, chokepoint status, and some species now include stage specific expression data. Please visit our NemaGene Search page and explore! is now part of the collection! is the new moniker for the collection of sites and This aggregation site will expand as additional helminth-related sites come online (eg. coming soon!).

New Data & Tools
Proteomics data now hosted for 7 species! is now hosting various proteomics data & publication review for 7 nematode species: Brugia malayi, Cooperia oncophora, Dirofilaria immitis, Nippostrongylus brasiliensis, Oesophagostomum dentatum, Onchocerca volvulus and Strongyloides ratti. The information is hosted within the appropriate species block in our Data downloads page!

Recent Publications

Martin J, Rosa BA, Ozersky P, Hallsworth-Pepin K, Zhang X, Bhonagiri-Palsikar V, Tyagi R, Wang Q, Choi Y, Gao X, McNulty S, Brindley PJ, Mitreva M (2014) expansions to and an introduction to Nucleic Acids Research doi: 10.1093/nar/gku1128 [Advanced access] link

Rutter WB, Hewezi T, Abubucker S, Maier TR, Huang G, Mitreva M, Hussey RS, Baum TJ. (2014) Mining novel effector proteins from the esophageal gland cells of meloidogyne incognita. Mol Plant Microbe Interact Sep;27(9):965-74. doi: 10.1094/MPMI-03-14-0076-R. link

Ondrovics M, Silbermayr K, Mitreva M, Young ND, Gasser RB, Joachim A. (2014) Proteomics elucidates key molecules involved in exsheathment in vitro in Oesophagostomum dentatum. Int J Parasitol. Jul 15. pii: S0020-7519(14)00147-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2014.06.003. [Epub ahead of print] link

Sotillo J, Sanchez-Flores A, Cantacessi C, Harcus Y, Pickering D, Bouchery T, Camberis M, Tang SC, Giacomin P, Mulvenna J, Mitreva M, Berriman M, LeGros G, Maizels RM, Loukas A. (2014) Secreted proteomes of different developmental stages of the gastrointestinal nematode Nippostrongylus brasiliensis. Mol Cell Proteomics Jul 3. pii: mcp.M114.038950. [Epub ahead of print] (link)

Cantacessi C, Giacomin P, Croese J, Zakrzewski M, Sotillo J, McCann L, Nolan MJ, Mitreva M, Krause L, Loukas A. (2014) Impact of Experimental Hookworm Infection on the Human Gut Microbiota. J Infect Dis. May 3. pii: jiu256. [Epub ahead of print] (link)

Abubucker S, McNulty SN, Rosa BA, Mitreva M. (2014) Identification and characterization of alternative splicing in parasitic nematode transcriptomes. (2014) Parasit Vectors. Apr 1;7:151. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-7-151. (link)

Mangiola S, Young ND, Sternberg PW, Strube C, Korhonen PK, Mitreva M, Scheerlinck JP, Hofmann A, Jex AR, Gasser RB. (2014) Analysis of the transcriptome of adult Dictyocaulus filaria and comparison with Dictyocaulus viviparus, with a focus on molecules involved in host-parasite interactions. Int J Parasitol. Mar;44(3-4):251-61. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2013.12.003. Epub 2014 Jan 31. (link)

Tang YT, Gao X, Rosa BA, Abubucker S, Hallsworth-Pepin K, Martin J, Tyagi R, Heizer E, Zhang X, Bhonagiri-Palsikar V, Minx P, Warren WC, Wang Q, Zhan B, Hotez PJ, Sternberg PW, Dougall A, Gaze ST, Mulvenna J, Sotillo J, Ranganathan S, Rabelo EM, Wilson RK, Felgner PL, Bethony J, Hawdon JM, Gasser RB, Loukas A, Mitreva M. (2014) Genome of the human hookworm Necator americanus. Nat Genet. Mar;46(3):261-9. doi: 10.1038/ng.2875. Epub 2014 Jan 19. (link) v4.0           Copyright Statement
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