The updates will provide a more organized approach to searching the data and going through results - especially important given the recent release of new genomes. Don't worry: all of the legacy genomes (CHO-K1 GenBank, and earlier CHO-K1 RefSeq) will be maintained on the website and will still be searchable. In fact, we will keep legacy pages operational for the foreseeable future in case you like the current look and feel.
As always, please let us know of any unusual or unexpected issues and to share your feedback on the new look and feel.
June 27, 2014
The BLAST server will periodically be unavailable for the next few days to permit updates to be made.
A crowdfunding request for PacBio hamster sequencing
May 29, 2014
The community plans to collect third generation sequencing data (PacBio) on the hamster to help create a new reference assembly. We expect the effort to cost $60,000. We request support from the community. The suggested support level is $5000 per organization, although amounts larger and smaller are welcome. Contributions from U.S. organizations are tax deductible. Our timeline is to collect all data by end of 2014 and to manually correct automated annotations through 2015. Any funds collected over our $60,000 target will support the annotation effort. Goal: $60,000 Current Commitments: $20,000
Welcome to the updated CHO Genome website! The updated website currently has all the information the previous CHO Genome website hosted, plus a few improved attributes. Tutorials for how to use this new website can be viewed here and we welcome any questions or suggestions you may have.
Search the RefSeq Chinese Hamster and CHO-K1 assemblies
BLAST sequences against Chinese Hamster or CHO-K1 genomes
View the CHO-K1 or Chinese Hamster genomes
Search the 2-D gel and shotgun datasets
Useful Chinese Hamster publications and files
Cell Line Development and Engineering Conference
Berkeley, CA, USA
September 8 - September 10, 2014
Leading experts, vendors, scientists, research scholars, and other interested parties related to the field of cell line development and engineering, from all parts of the globe, will be coming together to share their experience and recent advancements regarding various aspects of cell line development and engineering.
The CHOgenome.org workshop was titled "The www.CHOgenome.org Resource for the International CHO Biotechnology Community?" The workshop included presentations on current applications of genome scale information, where it is useful, and how has it helped in different research efforts, followed by discussion on the next steps for the cell culture community surrounding the CHO Genome effort.