Due to urgent maintenance being required, all Sanger located Ensembl based websites (www.ensembl.org, pre.ensembl.org, archives and vega.sanger.ac.uk) will be unavailable for a short period on Thur, 17th May from 1300 GMT. We expect the work to be completed within the hour.

Ensembl mirrors (useast.ensembl.org, uswest.ensembl.org and asia.ensembl.org) will continue to operate, but note that user logins from these will not be available during this period.

Apologies for the inconvenience this may cause.

The Sanger BLAST servers are scheduled for maintenance on the afternoon of Sunday 22nd May. The queues will therefore be closed to new queries from around 1pm on the Sunday, and access from Ensembl to BLAST will be disabled during this time. This will affect the main Ensembl site and all mirrors.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.