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20.12.2011 ARB SILVA Tutorial at VIZBI 2012

On the VISUALIZING BIOLOGICAL DATA (VIZBI) 2012 conference series in Heidelberg a tutorial about ARB and SILVA will be given by Ralf Westram and Pelin Yilmaz. Please follow the link for details.


30.11.2011 Application for EU-US training in Bioinformatics now Open

Sign up for a two week summer school on bioinformatics including an ARB/SILVA module.


14.10.2011 Nonredundant SSURef 108 released

The SILVA SSURef 108 NR 99% dataset is now available. More information can be found under Projects.


13.10.2011 TestProbe updated

A slighly revised version of TestProbe with some new features is now availabe.


12.10.2011 Eukaryotic Taxonomy Working Group founded

SILVA chairs a new working group called ETWG, to map Eukaryotic Taxonomy to 18S/28S rRNA sequences.


25.09.2011 SINA binaries for Linux available

SINA is the tool we use to align our sequences. It is now finally available as a stand-alone package. Align and classify as many sequences as you want on your own computers.


24.09.2011 GSC 12 at MPI-Bremen

The 12th workshop of the Genomic Standards Consortium will take place from 28.09.2011 to 30.09.2011 at the Max Planck Institute in Bremen. Click on the Title for details.


08.09.2011 SILVA maintenance

On Sunday the 11.09.2011 we will have an estimated downtime of 5 hours for the maintenance of our web server.[more]


02.09.2011 Update of the Eukaryotic taxonomy necessary

The taxonomy of the Eukaryotes has some errors. Please wait until we provide an update in the next two weeks. We are sorry for the inconveniences caused.


01.09.2011 SILVA 108 released

It gave us a hard time - but now it's done: SILVA 108 is released. 2,700,000 rRNA gene sequences and still counting...


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