The Narrative Interface, which is now operational as an alpha release, provides a novel, more user-friendly way to access KBase's suite of tools and datasets to tackle problems in systems biology, while recording every step of the workflow and thereby capturing a researcher’s thought process. When complete, the Narrative interface will enable users to easily customize, execute, and share a set of ordered KBase actions that target their scientific hypotheses. The datasets, analyses, and parameters underlying the execution of these actions are captured in the form of an interactive, dynamic publication called a Narrative. Within each Narrative, users can interleave text and commentary with workflows, so that hypotheses and conclusions can be captured as well as raw results and procedural notes.
The Department of Energy’s annual Genomic Science Contractors-Grantees Meeting will be held in Arlington, VA, February 9-12, 2014. KBase PIs Adam Arkin and Rick Stevens will give a plenary talk at 10:30 on February 11. That afternoon, a three-hour KBase workshop will describe some of the scientific analysis capabilities of KBase and introduce how to access them via the Narrative interface. In the poster session, 11 KBase posters will illustrate various aspects of the project.
We have some rapidly approaching events at PAG this year and we hope you will join us! The Plant & Animal Genome XXII Conference, which brings together roughly 3,000 researchers each year, is designed to provide a forum on recent developments and future plans for plant & animal genome projects. PAG provides an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and applications on these internationally important projects. KBase will have several presentations and events (listed below) to engage the community. We hope to see you there!
First, KBase is hosting a booth (#328) in the Exhibition Hall
At our booth, you can learn about new KBase capabilities and resources, as well as meet with team members to ask questions and learn how to work with KBase.
Sunday - January 12 • 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday - January 13 • 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday - January 14 • 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
On Tuesday, January 14th from 4:00pm – 6:10pm in the Towne Hall we will conduct a workshop (#2301), “KBase for the Plant Biologist and Community Developer”. This workshop will review the current status of the project, describe the community data sets and services at KBase and provide demonstrations of how to use our tools to answer various biological and research questions. The workshop, which is targeted to plant biologists and bioinformatics developers, will offer hands-on demonstrations for several of the services. Attendees may also wish to bring their own data to work with during the workshop.
Sam Seaver will be presenting a poster on Plant resources in KBase. Come meet with him on Monday, January 13th between 3pm and 4:30pm (#P1021).