Monthly Archives: February 2014

Second Semester: Phages, Tanning Beds, and a Well-Timed Work Schedule

By J. J. Louw I started off second semester with my head spinning, still trying to recover from the insane, lazy, and carefree period otherwise known as intersession. In retrospect, starting off the semester on a poor start was not … Continue reading

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Spring Semester of Phage Hunting

By Michael Guo Another season, another phage to be sequenced, annotated, and forever documented in the database of phagesdb.org. Altwerkus was the lucky phage to have its genome sequenced at the Virginia Commonwealth University, and its genome is now back … Continue reading

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Inception.

By Matt Merola Bioinformatics. A term I heard probably once throughout my high school life, and a field I never imagined I would have to know about until my late years of college. Little did I realize that halfway through … Continue reading

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Rookie Initiation

By Winston Jin “We are still waiting for Phatniss to be sequenced, but there is also the possibility of Tacocat being sequenced as well. Meanwhile, let’s look at sample genomes of Doom and Bipolar from the Phamerator,” announced Dr. Schildbach … Continue reading

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After the Hunt Comes the Feast

By Augusto Ramirez Wait… That can’t be right… Phage hunters don’t eat phages. Right? Then what is this feast? First semester, a group of inexperienced soon-to-be phage hunters gathered in a lab. Here I stood with my fellow classmates, following … Continue reading

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The Struggles of Not Eating Lunch

By Ellie Wenneker We are now more than three weeks into the semester and still no genome…the only major accomplishment has been the successful download and installation of all the software needed for the semester: Windows, Phamerator, and DNA Master.  … Continue reading

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A new old world, or an old new world

By Andrew Greenhaugh Welcome back fellow Phage Hunters! I hope the long winter’s cold and the intersession’s boredom did not reduce you to a state of an utter academic and intellectual pulp. A lot has changed since last semester, and … Continue reading

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