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Xenbase - The Xenopus laevis and X. tropicalis resource

Xenbase's mission is to provide the international research community with a comprehensive, integrated and easy to use web based resource that gives access the diverse and rich genomic, expression and functional data available from Xenopus research. Xenbase also provides a critical data sharing infrastructure for many other NIH-funded projects, and is a focal point for the Xenopus community. In addition to our primary goal of supporting Xenopus researchers, Xenbase enhances the availability and visibility of Xenopus data to the broader biomedical research community.


We are supported by NICHD P41 HD064556 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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Previous financial support from the National Science Foundation (IBN 9630621 and 9983061 to PDV), the Wellcome Trust (UK), the BBSRC (UK), the Alberta Network for Proteomics Innovation (ANPI), awards from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R01 HD045776 and P41 HD064556) were critical in building and maintaining this resource.

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Current Xenbase Staff

Peter Vize, Aaron Zorn, Brad Arshinoff, Praneet Chaturvedi, Stanley Chu, Malcolm Fisher, Joshua Fortriede, Christina James-Zorn, Kamran Karimi, Mardi Nenni, Vaneet Lotay, Troy Pells, Virgilio Ponferrada, Erik Segerdell, Dong Zhuo Wang, Ying Wang, Elizabeth Wilke

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Former Xenbase Staff

Kevin A. Burns, Nadia Bayyari, Vicente Pader, Shraddha Kadam, Yu Liu, Brad Karpinka, Jacqueline Lee, Jeff Bowes, Chris Jarabek, Kevin Snyder, Lea Randall, Bishnu Bhattacharyya, Vivien Junker, Kenan Azam, Bianca Maters, Angela Fan, Ross Gibb, Etienne Noumen.

External Advisory Board

  • J. Michael Cherry, Stanford University, CA, USA
  • Richard Harland, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Rebecca Heald, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Douglas Houston, University of Iowa, IA, USA
  • Anna Philpott, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Joel Richardson, MGI/The Jackson Laboratory, ME, USA
  • Amy Sater, University of Houston, TX, USA
  • Monte Westerfield, ZFIN/University of Oregon, WA, USA

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James Coulombe, NICHD

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Content Contributors

Xenbase thanks the following people for submitting additional content and help authoring some of the original Xenbase pages.

  • Enrique Amaya: transgenics
  • Bruce Blumberg: former editor of Xine
  • Mike Danilchik: movies
  • Paul Gordon: Magpie, blastin'
  • Mike Gilchrist: genomics
  • Jeremy Green: digital atlas, co-PI
  • Mike Klymkowski, cytoskeleton
  • Nicolas Pollet: gene expression
  • Leon Peskin: transcriptome graphs
  • Anna Philpott: cell cycle, antibodies
  • Christoph Sensen: blastin'
  • Sandra Kolker and Dan Weeks: heart atlas
  • Grant Wheeler: microRNA ISH images
  • Aldo Ciau-Uitz: ISH images from angiogenesis screen
  • Muriel Perron: ISH images from retinal screen
  • Soeren Lienkamp: ISH images from pronephric screen
  • Daniella Raciti and André Brändli: ISH images from pronephric screen
  • Peter Vize: images
  • Aaron Zorn: libraries and protocols
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