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Info: PATRIC/RAST Bacterial and IRD/ViPR Viral Workshops, 2020-March-23 – 27

The new Bacterial-Viral BRC (BV-BRC), a collaboration between the PATRIC/RAST and IRD/ViPR teams, will be offering a joint bacterial and viral workshop, 2020-March-23—27, at Argonne National Laboratory in the suburbs of Chicago, IL.

The first 2.5 day section, Mar-23 — Mar-25 Noon, will focus on bacterial data and analyses using the PATRIC/RAST system:
Bacterial Workshop Draft Agenda

The second 2.5 day section, Mar-25 Noon — Mar-27, will focus on viral data and analysis using the IRD/ViPR systems:
Viral Workshop Draft Agenda

Participants may attend either or both sections.

Registration is free. Participants must pay for their own travel, lodging, and meals. Limited lodging and food services are available on the Argonne campus. The workshop will be limited to 40 people on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register for the workshop, please click on the "SurveyMonkey" link HERE.
Questions regarding the workshop should be directed to <rast-workshop@mcs.anl.gov>.


Info: RASTtk is now the Default Pipeline for All Jobs

As of Jan-21, RASTtk is now the default RAST pipeline for Batch Jobs as well as Web Jobs.
"Classic RAST" will remain available for batch jobs, but you will need to explicitly select it.

We are tentatively planning to terminate "Classic RAST" service altogther after 2020-Mar-31,
unless there is demand for its continuation. Users who wish for continued support of "Classic RAST"
should contact us via the RAST Adminstrator's address, rast@mcs.anl.gov


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What is RAST?

RAST (Rapid Annotation using Subsystem Technology) is a fully-automated service for annotating complete or nearly complete bacterial and archaeal genomes. It provides high quality genome annotations for these genomes across the whole phylogenetic tree.

We have a number of presentations and tutorials available:

As the number of more or less complete bacterial and archaeal genome sequences is constantly rising, the need for high quality automated initial annotations is rising with it. In response to numerous requests for a SEED-quality automated annotation service, we provide RAST as a free service to the community. It leverages the data and procedures established within the SEED framework to provide automated high quality gene calling and functional annotation. RAST supports both the automated annotation of high quality genome sequences AND the analysis of draft genomes. The service normally makes the annotated genome available within 12-24 hours of submission.

Please note that while the SEED environment and SEED data structures (most prominently FIGfams) are used to compute the automatic annotations, the data is NOT added into the SEED automatically. Users can however request inclusion of a their genome in the SEED. Once annotation is completed, genomes can be downloaded in a variety of formats or viewed online. The genome annotation provided does include a mapping of genes to subsystems and a metabolic reconstruction.

To be able to contact you once the computation is finished and in case user intervention is required, we request that users register with email address.

If you use the results of this annotation in your work, please cite:

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHSN272200900040C and the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0850546.