Fall 2019 Webinar Series

Learn about using KBase for your systems biology and bioinformatics research with one of our upcoming webinars! 

Our webinars demonstrate workflows, tools, and best practices for analyzing data in KBase. Create a free KBase account and sign up for the webinars using the registration links below.

Intro to KBase

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 10 a.m. PDT

The DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) is a knowledge creation and discovery environment designed for both biologists and bioinformaticians. 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. Learn how to create personalized, reproducible, shareable bioinformatics workflows with KBase.

Hosted by Zach Crockett, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Recording of Intro to KBase Webinar

Communities Analysis: Genome Extraction from Metagenome Sequence Data

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 10 a.m. PDT

KBase has powerful tools for analyzing microbial communities and developing an understanding of functional interactions between species in microbial ecosystems. This webinar guides users through the basics of using KBase tools to assemble metagenome sequence data and preparing high-quality bins that can be used for comparative phylogenomics, metabolic modeling, and more.

Hosted by Dylan Chivian and Sean Jungbluth, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Recording of Communities Analysis Webinar

Isolate Analysis in KBase: From Reads to Genomes

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 10 a.m. PDT

Learn how to analyze isolate organisms in KBase starting from sequencing data.  Attendees will learn how to find data and use tools for quality control and assessment of NGS reads, de novo assembly, genome annotation, and how to analyze features of genomes within KBase. 

Hosted by Ben Allen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Recording of Isolate Analysis Webinar

Intro to Metabolic Modeling in KBase

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 10 a.m. PDT

Interested in constructing metabolic models from your genomics data? This webinar will introduce participants to the basics of metabolic modeling in KBase. Learn how to annotate genomes, reconstruct metabolic models, and perform flux balance analysis to better understand the metabolic capacity of your organism. 

Hosted by Janaka Edirisinghe and José Faria, Argonne National Laboratory

Recording of Intro to Metabolic Modeling Webinar

Comparative Genomics: Phylogenomics of Sulfate-Reducing Clostridia

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 10 a.m. PDT

Learn how perform whole-genome phylogeny, homology, and domain family functional profiling across a clade of organisms. This webinar will showcase an example of using KBase to analyze gene families and construct gene trees from some Clostridia genomes.

Hosted by Dylan Chivian, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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RNA-seq Analysis in KBase

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 10 a.m. PST

Recording of RNA-seq Analysis Webinar

Learn to use RNA-seq to analyze gene expression patterns across different samples. This webinar will demonstrate how to import reads and a genome, align and assemble transcripts, perform differential expression analysis, and perform QC at various steps of the analysis using KBase.

Hosted by Vivek Kumar, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory