PhysGen News


  Traveling tutorial
      Date: April 17-18, 2007
      Location: University of Maryland

  Experimental Biology 2007, Symposium
      Physiological Genomics: From Bench to Bedside
      Date: April 28 May 2, 2007
      Location: The Washington Convention Center, Washington DC

Feb 06, 2006: Data release 18 is now available. This release contains 38,693 additional physiological measurements and images, and incorporates FHH-9BN/Mcwi and SS-XBN/Mcwi consomic strains. There are now 429,603 physiological measurements available for analysis. Please click here to go directly to the data.

RAT GENOMICS & MODELS, December 8-11, 2005, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
     Timothy Aitman, Imperial College, London, UK
     Howard Jacob, Medical College of Wisconsin
     James Shull, University of Nebraska Medical Center

June 24, 2005: Data release 17 is now available. This release contains 29,593 additional physiological measurements and images, and incorporates FHH-2BN/Mcwi, FHH-3BN/Mcwi, FHH-10BN/Mcwi, FHH-14BN/Mcwi, FHH-15BN/Mcwi, FHH-XBN/Mcwi, and FHH-YBN/Mcwi consomic strains. There are now 390,910 physiological measurements available for analysis.

Mar 4, 2005: Data release 16 is now available. This release contains 26,609 additional physiological measurements and images, and incorporates SS-3BN/Mcwi, SS-5BN/Mcwi, SS-12BN/Mcwi, FHH-5BN/Mcwi and FHH-11BN/Mcwi consomic strains. There are now 361,317 physiological measurements available for analysis.

Dec 3, 2004: Data release 15 is now available. This release contains 26,223 additional physiological measurements and images, and incorporates SS-15BN/Mcwi, SS-17BN/Mcwi, SS-19BN/Mcwi, FHH-4BN/Mcwi, FHH-6BN/Mcwi and FHH-7BN/Mcwi consomic strains. There are now 334,708 physiological measurements available for analysis.

PhysGen workshop - The Consomic Rat Phenome Project will be held on July 27-28, 2004
The focus on this workshop is to provide an overview of the available tools and resources to attach physiological traits to the genome. The goal is to provide investigators with the ability to navigate the website, utilize the bioinformatics tools available, and discover the advantages of using consomic rats in their own research in heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders. This program consists of both seminars and hands-on training on how to use the PhysGen resources. Click here for details and registration information.

Sep 14, 2004: Strain Microrray Reports are now available in the parental, consomic and congenic strain profiles. Flip dye files were downloaded directly from the TREX TIGR PGA. Each file is annotated further with informations: Log2R, chromosome locations, NCBI UniGene ID, NCBI OMIM ID, gene symbol, gene description, human homolog, mouse homolog, locuslink ID, SWISSPROT ID and knockout gene. Click here for details.

Sep 14, 2004: Data release 14 is now available. This release contains 23,626 additional physiological measurements and images, and incorporates FHH-19BN/Mcwi and FHH-20BN/Mcwi consomic strains. There are now 308,475 physiological measurements available for analysis.

February 23, 2004: Rat strain profiles are being developed. The strain profile includes general information of each type of rat strain, as well as statistical analysis of significant phenotypes and microarray report.

November 4-8, 2003: Workshop at the meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. Click here for details.

August 19, 2003: HMCG Genome Scanner is availble now. Click here for details.

August 5-6, 2003: Workshop in Physiological Genomics of Consomic Rats
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Click here for details.

July 23-24, 2003: From Genome to Disease: A symposium of high-throughput biology. Click here for details.

June 6, 2003:

  • Data release 9 is now available. This release contains 27.225 additional physiological measurements and images, and incorporates SS-YBN/Mcwi and SS-7BN/Mcwi consomic strains, SS.BN-(D8rat163-D8rat81)/Mcwi congenic strain, and LE/BluGill. There are now 198,070 physiological measurements available for analysis. Please click here to go directly to the data.
  • Phenotype Data Download across protocols A new tool is now available to allow users to download all or part of the individual rat dataset across protocols. This gives users great flexibility in sorting the data by phenotypes of interest within strains of interest. Users are also able to view individual rat data diet type, for further analysis. Please click here to go to the download page.

March 10, 2003:

  • Data release 8 is now available. This release contains 23,871 additional physiological measurements and images, and incorporates SS-2BN/Mcwi & SS-6BN/Mcwi consomic strain. There are now 170,845 physiological measurements available for analysis. Please click here to go directly to the data
  • Please click here for a statement about important diet effects.
  • Please click here for an explanation about important changes in the Renal Protocol.
  • The ANOVA tools have been enhanced to allow post-hoc and pairwise comparisons.
  • Numerous enhancements and additions have been made for data exploration and display
  • Expanded strain descriptions and links to RGD strain reports. Click here for details.

  • December 16, 2002: Data release 7 is now available. This release contains 44,141 additional physiological measurements and images, and incorporates FHH-1BN/Mcwi consomic strain and the SS.BN-12-(D12arb13-D12rat79)/Mcwi congenic strain. There are now over 146,974 physiological measurements available for analysis. Click to the data directly to view.

    December 16, 2002: Strain names throughout the PhysGen web site and database now conform to established nomenclature standards. Please see the Rat Strain Description page for details.

    November 14, 2002: The PhysGen Visiting Scientist Program is open.

    September 4, 2002, PhysGen phenotype data and histology images, version 6, released for public use.

    July 30, 2002: The ANOVA statistical analysis tool for phenotype data is online. Send your comments to Zhanchi Wang at zhwang@mcw.edu.

    June 7, 2002, PhysGen phenotype data and histology images, version 5, released for public use.

    March 1, 2002, PhysGen phenotype data and histology images, version 4, released for public use.