This month, the Jalview article ‘A Secondary School Bioinformatics Workbook for Visualizing DNA, RNA and Proteins’ was published in the RCSB's PDB Education Corner Quarterly Newsletter (Issue 86-July 2020).
Version 188.8.131.52 of Jalview is now available!
Jalview 184.108.40.206 is the first release in the 2.11.1 series, and introduces 'Virtual Features', which allow sequence features visible on aligned coding sequences or proteins shown in a linked CDS/Protein view to be overlaid on the coding or product view. For full details of improvements and bug fixes, please see https://www.jalview.org/development/release-history/Jalview-21110
Your Jalview installation may already have updated itself to version 220.127.116.11, but we recommend you also download and install the latest Jalview Application installation for your platform at https://www.jalview.org/download
Thanks to the Wellcome Trust and all Jalview's volunteers for supporting continued Jalview development at the University of Dundee.
Sign up for the first Online Jalview Training Workshop next week!
A three day online workshop takes place NEXT WEEK from 29th April - 1st May in partnership with Edinburgh Genomics.
Details and registration link: https://genomics.ed.ac.uk/services/investigating-structure-and-function-proteins-rna-and-dna-using-jalview
On Sunday 1st March, Suzanne Duce took a laptop and screen to Charleston Community Centre for a STEM Family Fun Day, as part of the Dundee Women's Festival. Around 100 visitors attended the event where children got the chance to try out Jalview’s dinosaur hands-on activity. Whilst some of the older visitors tested out the 'Visualising DNA, RNA & Proteins' Jalview Schools Workbook.
Jalview's Public Engagement team led by Suzanne Duce won the 2019 School of Life Sciences ‘Brian Cox Public Engagement Project of the Year’ award at the University of Dundee. The award panel commented that they were impressed with the scale and range of activities that have been undertaken and the interactive nature of the resources that have been produced. They particularly highlighted the school’s educational resources.
Ben Soares and Suzanne Duce visited Forfar Academy, Angus on Wednesday 18th December to test the 'Visualising DNA, RNA & Proteins in Jalview’ Schools Workbook with a class of 17 Nat 5 biology pupils.
The School of Life Sciences in the University of Dundee hosted this year’s ELIXIR-UK All Hands meeting. On Monday 9th December, Geoff Barton opened the two-day meeting. There was a range of presentations, talks and break-out sessions.
Allison Meighan, a final year jewellery and metalwork undergraduate at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee, took inspiration for her final year project from mitochondrial DNA sequences. She compared Mesolithic MtDNA with contemporary British MtDNA using Jalview to align the strands of code and to visualise the points of difference. There were 38 differences noted in the 165,569 bases of the modern MtDNA ring.
Dr Suzanne Duce ran hands-on demonstrations of Jalview for the public in the University’s LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery on Saturday 11th May. This was part of the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research’s Drug Design: Drug Discovery afternoon of activities and tours. Visitors got the opportunity of using Jalview to visualize how medicines work at the molecular level.
Our analysis services are now working normally. As usual, please do get in contact if you experience any problems!
Jalview's web services will be unavailable from 17:00 GMT on Monday 26th until 14:00 GMT on Tuesday 27th November.
If you need to perform multiple sequence alignments, conservation analysis, RNA secondary structure or protein disorder predictions during this period please download the JABAWS 2.2 server and add your local JABAWS server URL to your Web Services preferences.
Apologies for the inconvenience.