• In Covid-19 lockdown, the Jalview team run their school workshops remotely

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    Suzanne Duce had been invited up to Elgin Academy to run a Jalview Schools Workshop with the Higher and Advanced Higher Biology classes. But this had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Undeterred, the Jalview team ran the course remotely using Blackboard Collaborate. On Friday 12th June, Mungo Carstairs, Ben Soares and Suzanne Duce logged on and hosted the course with the students. We would like to thank Mrs Gordon and her staff for the invitation and their support. Read more →

  • Jalview’s school workbook tested during Doors Open Day

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    On Saturday 14th September at the School of Medicine, Jalview took part in Dundee’s Doors Open Day. Visitors tried out the new ‘Visualising DNA, RNA & Proteins’ Jalview School Workbook. The exercise that identified the genetic mutation responsible for sickle cell anaemia using Jalview’s DNA/protein split-screen viewer proved very popular.

  • Ben visits St Columba's RC primary school

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    Jalview’s newest member Ben Soares visited St Columba’s RC Primary School in Cupar on Tuesday 2nd April. Ben spoke to around fifty 8-9-year-olds in the P4 and P4/5 classes about computers, coding and computational biology. Ben fired up Jalview to compare a Tyrannosaurus Rex protein in the PDB with those from other species. The school tweeted some great photos from his visit www.twitter.com/StColumbasRCPS/status/1113902790953373698.

  • Jalview on show at the Neglected Tropical Diseases festival

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    Delegates attending the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases festival in London on Tuesday 27th March got the opportunity to complete a Jalview jigsaw. As well as speaking about Sci*Art and public outreach projects that she has been involved in, Suzanne (Duce) brought a mini exhibit to the festival. It was made up of artwork and outreach materials relating to malaria and kinetoplastid diseases. The picture on the jigsaw is of the compound DDD107498 discovered at the Drug Discovery Unit in the School of Life Sciences. Read more →

  • Jalview demonstration at Seaview Primary School

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    On Friday 2nd February, Suzanne Duce visited Seaview Primary School in Monifieth, Angus. She had a question and answer session with a Year 7 class. Then talk about her research and gave practical demonstration of Jalview.

  • Jalview attends the Mary Erskine School’s Coding Expo

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    On 9th September 2016, Dr Kira Mourao was invited to Mary Erskine School’s first ‘Coding Expo’ event. The main aim of the afternoon was to promote the launch of the school’s lunchtime code club. Volunteers from industry and academia manned stalls and chatted with pupils about career opportunities in computing and tech-related industries. Approximately 300 pupils attended the event. Kira was kept very busy explaining Jalview to pupils. The girls were able to test-drive Jalview for themselves and see how the bone osteocalcin protein from Neanderthal man differs from that of modern man and other primates. Read more →

  • Jalview's project student graduates

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    The Jalview team would like to congratulate Charlotte Campbell for getting a First Class Honours degree. Charlotte did her 4th Year Hons project with us and is featured in University of Dundee’s ‘Graduation 2016 Round-up’ news report.

  • New Poll on Home Page

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    We have change the questions in the poll on the home page. Please vote for the feature that you prefer, whether (a) Being able to launch Jalview in a single step from a web browser, (b) Being able to retrieve data from public databases eg Uniprot or (c) Linked views of aligned sequences, structures and trees.

  • 10,000 YouTube views for Jalview videos

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    Jalview’s Online Training YouTube Channel has just passed 10,000 views We have currently 4 playlists: (a) Getting Started; (b) Selecting and Editing Sequences; (c) Colour, Appearance and Figure Generation; (d) Jalview Dundee hosted on our Jalview Online Training YouTube channel.

  • Seasons Greetings from the Jalview team

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    Geoff played the flute at the ever popular School of Life Sciences' carol concert. “We extend our very best wishes for a happy holiday season” from all the Jalview and Dundee Resources team Geoff, Jim, Mungo, Charles, Alexey and Suzanne.

  • Vote in Jalview's new poll..

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    Jalview team are interested to know what your favourite Jalview analysis tool is. Please go to our home page at www.jalview.org and cast your vote.

  • Check out Jalview's facebook page....

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    The Jalview facebook page has been given a facelift.

  • New poll!

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    We are starting the new year with a new poll. This is located on the left hand side of our home page (www.jalview.org). Thank-you everyone who voted in the previous polls. Please vote and tell use your favourite multiple sequence alignment method available in web services.

  • General public test Jalview

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    Approximately 350 visitors came to the College of Life Science’s ‘Open Doors’ day on Saturday 8th November 2014. In the main entrance, there was a live demo of Jalview running enabling the general public to compare a protein extracted from a bone fossil of Neanderthal man with the same proteins in homo-sapiens, primates and other animals. The demonstration involved the alignment, analysis and annotation of the protein sequence data, as well as viewing the 3D structure of the protein and generating a phylogenetic tree showing the evolutionary relationships. Read more →

  • Jalview website has a NEW poll!

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    We appreciate that over 1000 Jalview users replied to the question in our first poll asking ‘Which term best describes you?’ Biologists had the highest vote (55%) and bioinformaticians were second (33%); we were pleased that chemists (5%), software developers (4%) and clinical researchers (3%) also voted. Our new poll is asking ‘What type of biological sequence data do you most frequently analyse with Jalview?’ Anyone can vote and view the results (one ip address/one vote). Read more →

  • 500th vote for the Jalview users poll was cast on Thursday 19th June

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    The Jalview user poll has been running for two months, and as of today 506 people have voted. 53% of those voting were biologists. Bioinformatician (35%) and software developer (4%) represented 39% of the votes. The rest of the votes where by chemists (5%) and clinical researchers (2%). Thank you to those of you that have taken the time to vote, it is appreciated.

  • See the top 10 countries visiting the Jalview web site….

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    As World Cup excitement mounts, you can see several of the competing team’s flags in our table showing the top 10 countries that visit our web site. We had our World Cup 2014 Sweepstake draw today for the Computational Biology Division, Team Jalview got Argentina and Ghana.

  • New Jalview Poll

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    We have set up a single question poll on the front page of our website for our users. Anyone can vote and view the results (one ip address/one vote). So far the bioinformatician (45%) are neck to neck with the biologists (41%).

  • Jalview 2.8 on YouTube

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    In June 2013, Jim Procter was invited to give an introduction to Jalview webinar for SBGrid. This is now available on youtube here. Whilst checking out this link, we also noticed some other excellent Jalview resources. Isabel Duarte has uploaded a jalview introductory tutorial in Portuguese, Tippitapitus screencast the creation of a phylogenetic tree with Jalview, and even put it to music! And, another musical video showing how Jalview can be used to view the results from the genome. Read more →

  • Jalview talk and users meeting in Berlin at ISMB 2013

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    If you plan to attend the ISMB meeting in Berlin this July, then be sure to come to the Jalview and JABAWS users, developers, and educators birds- of-a-feather meeting on Monday July 22nd at 5.40pm. We will also talk about the latest developments in Jalview and JABAWS during the Jalview Technology Track Talk (see TT01) which takes place at 10.30am on Sunday July 21st in Hall 9. Technology track Talk TT01: 10. Read more →

  • Jalview and 2013 Google Summer of Code at the Scottish Phylogeny Discussion Group

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    On Monday 18th February, Jim Procter gave the opening talk at the Scottish Phylogeny Discussion Group meeting, which was held at the James Hutton Institutein Invergowrie - just a little further up the Tay from Dundee. The program for the afternoon also included some great talks from Rosanna Alderson (John Mitchell’s group in St. Andrews), Cristiane Calixto (John Brown’s group in JHI & U. Dundee), and Frank Wright of BIOSS (Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland). Read more →