KBase Fall 2019 Webinar Series

We will be hosting open webinars on the following dates:


Introduction to KBase

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 1 p.m. EST

KBase is an open-source software and data platform in a graphical environment that allows users to create personalized, reproducible, shareable bioinformatics workflows. This webinar will introduce users to the basics of working in KBase, including data import/export, using the Narrative interface, and sharing data with collaborators and the public.

Hosted by Zach Crockett

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Communities Analysis: Genome Extraction from Shotgun Metagenome Sequence Data

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 1 p.m. EST

KBase has powerful tools for metabolic modeling and comparative phylogenomics of microbial genomes that can be used for developing a mechanistic understanding of functional interactions between species in microbial ecosystems. This webinar guides users through the basics of using KBase tools to align and bin shotgun sequencing data to prepare high-quality bins which can be used for comparative phylogenomics, metabolic modeling, and more.

Hosted by Dylan Chivian and Sean Jungbluth

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Isolate Analysis in KBase: From Reads to Genomes

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 1 p.m. EST

Learn about the basics of analyzing sequencing data from isolates in KBase. Join us to take a look at some of the most commonly-used building blocks of KBase and how they can help you.

Hosted by Ben Allen

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Introduction to Metabolic Modeling in KBase

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 1 p.m. EST

KBase has a suite of Apps designed for constructing and analyzing metabolic models. These Apps allow users to annotate genomes to map metabolic genes and predict growth rates based on media. This webinar will introduce participants to the basics of these Apps to begin performing metabolic modeling analyses.

Hosted by Janaka Edirisinghe and José Faria

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Comparative Genomics: Phylogenomics of Sulfate-Reducing Clostridia

KBase tools allows users to place genomes into their phylogenetic context through apps that analyze gene families and constructs species trees based on that. This webinar will demonstrate the principles behind these phylogenomics workflows, and how to perform them in KBase.

Hosted by Dylan Chivian and Sean Jungbluth

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 1 p.m. EST

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RNA-seq Analysis in KBase

KBase has a popular workflow for analyzing RNA-seq data. This webinar will demonstrate how to align and assemble transcripts, and how to perform differential expression analysis.

Hosted by Vivek Kumar and Sunita Kumari

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 1 p.m. EST

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Advanced Metabolic Modeling in KBase

In this webinar we will explore metabolic modeling in greater detail than the introductory webinar. If you attended the Introduction to Metabolic Modeling webinar or have experience in using KBase for metabolic modeling, this webinar will help you expand your knowledge.

Hosted by Janaka Edirisinghe and José Faria

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 1 p.m. EST

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Strategies for Publishing with KBase

Want to get your work in KBase published? Join us for this webinar to learn about using the KBase narrative to make your work more publishable and shareable.

Hosted by Ben Allen and Zach Crockett

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 1 p.m. EST

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