Webinars

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. You can also find recordings of our previous webinars below.

Upcoming Webinars

Genome Announcements in KBase

Ben Allen and Miriam Land, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

July 22, 1pm ET/10am PT

Genome announcements are meant to share and promote newly sequenced organisms with the larger scientific community. A few decades ago, genome announcements were highly anticipated hallmarks of novel science. But, what was once a publishing coup is now an every day event. It is harder and harder to keep abreast of all the genomes that have been sequenced and promote your own new genomes to get the attention and recognition of your research community. Fortunately, KBase can help construct genomes from your sequencing data, generate reports for your announcement, and promote your data to your research community.

Register for Genome Announcements in KBase Webinar

Previous Webinars

Using Metagenomes to Discover Novel Microbial Lineages in KBase
Sean Jungbluth, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
June 17, 1pm ET/10am PT

Sean Jungbluth, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

KBase provides users with a robust suite of tools to interrogate environmental genome sequence data. This webinar will highlight the application of bioinformatic tools for metagenome assembly and genome binning with an emphasis on the recovery of novel microbial lineages from the deep subseafloor environment. In particular, we will highlight the effective use of employing multiple genome binners and a bin optimization approach. We’ll also show some newly released KBase apps for this approach like our CONCOCT binner and DAS-Tool bin optimizer.

Recording of Using Metagenomes to Discover Novel Microbial Lineages in KBase Webinar  

 

Microbiome Fractionation by Genome Extraction
Dylan Chivian and Sean Jungbluth, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
May 20, 1pm ET/10am PT

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 prepare high-quality bins to use for comparative phylogenomics, metabolic modeling, and more.
Recording of Microbiome Fractionation by Genome Extraction Webinar

Phylogenomics in KBase
Dylan Chivian, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
April 22, 1pm ET/10am PT

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.
Recording of Phylogenomics in KBase Webinar

Microbiome Metabolic Modeling in KBase
Janaka Edirisinghe, Argonne National Laboratory
April 15, 1pm ET/10am PT

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 create community metabolic models to simulate interactions between constituents.
Recording of Microbiome Metabolic Modeling in KBase Webinar

Functional Genomics in KBase
Vivek Kumar and Sunita Kumari, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
April 8, 1pm ET/10am PT

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.
Recording of Functional Genomics in KBase Webinar

Introduction to Metabolic Modeling in KBase
José Faria, Argonne National Laboratory
April 1, 1pm ET/10am PT

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.
Recording of Introduction to Metabolic Modeling in KBase Webinar

Introduction to Genome Analysis in KBase
Benjamin Allen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
March 30, 1pm ET/10am PT

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.
Recording of Intro to Genome Analysis in KBase Webinar

Advanced Metabolic Modeling

José Faria, Argonne National Lab

March 11, 2020 1 pm ET/10 am PT

Learn how to use advanced KBase Apps for metabolic modeling. Attendees will see some of the newest Apps KBase is developing for metabolic modelings.

Recording of Advanced Metabolic Modeling in KBase Webinar

Intro to KBase 

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 Ben Allen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

February 2020

Recording of Intro to KBase Webinar

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 is a previous edition that introduces users to the basics of working in KBase. Learn how to create personalized, reproducible, shareable bioinformatics workflows in 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 prepare 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

No recording available 🙁

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