WormBase Consortium

Founded in 2000, the WormBase Consortium is led by Paul Sternberg of Caltech, Paul Kersey of the EBI, Matt Berriman of the Wellcome Sanger Institute, and Lincoln Stein of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. It is supported by grants from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the British Medical Research Council (MRC).

WormBase’s partner site, WormBase ParaSite, is a portal for parasitic helminth genomes providing rapid access to the genome sequences, annotation and comparative genomics of around one hundred parasitic species.

WormBase ParaSite is a collaboration between the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory – European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). It uses Ensembl technology to store and provide access to genomic data, but is also closely integrated with and complementary to the main WormBase resource. WormBase ParaSite is funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

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External partners and funders

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Medical Research Council (MRC)

WormBase is funded by grant MR/L001020/1.

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Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

WormBase ParaSite is funded by grant BB/K020080.

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EMBL-EBI European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute)

EMBL-EBI provides freely available data from life science experiments, performsbasic research in computational biology and offers an extensive user training programme, supporting researchers in academia and industry.

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Caltech

Caltech is a world-renowned and pioneering research and education institution dedicated to advancing science and engineering.

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Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR)

OICR is an innovative translational research institute dedicated to research on the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

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