Worm Breeder's Gazette 16(5): 4a (February 1, 2001)

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Center For C. elegans Anatomy Expands its Archives

David Hall

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, NY 10461

We have recently received thousands of archival prints from the collections of the MRC-LMB in Cambridge and from the White lab in Madison. When added to the extensive collections we have received from the former Russell lab, and from our own files, we now have a staggering number of prints and negatives. Over the next few years we will scan selected prints from wild type and mutant animals into digital format, including the original annotations used in analysing and reconstructing the various tissues. We expect to make some digital data available to the community by the time of the International meeting in late June 2001. Due to bandwidth restrictions, we expect to write the data onto either CDs or DVDs for now, as the large file sizes required for the images will make it difficult to transfer files over the web. John White has retained archival prints covering the region of the vulva in Madison, but virtually all the rest of the MRC-LMB collection is now stored here in New York. We are very appreciative of the consideration of both John White and Jonathan Hodgkin in choosing us as the new repository for this collection.

We welcome visitors to visit our laboratory if they wish to view the data in the print archive. Directions on how to reach us are listed on our website. Please email, call or write us in advance, to know when to expect you.