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KBase for the Plant Biologist and Community Developer

The Department of Energy Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) is a new community resource for predictive biology. It integrates a wide spectrum of data types across the microbial, microbial community, and plant domains, and ties this data into a varied set of powerful computational tools that can analyze and simulate data to predict biological behavior, generate and test hypotheses, design new biological functions, and propose new experiments. The overarching objective is to provide a solid platform that supports predictive biology in a framework that does not require users to learn separate systems to formulate and answer questions spanning a variety of topics in systems biology research. This workshop will review the current status of the project, and will review the community data sets and services at KBase and provide demonstration of how to use our tools to answer various biological and research questions. Attendees will learn about the types of services and data available at KBase. The workshop will provide a hands on demonstration for several of the services. The workshop is geared for the community of biological developers and plant researchers. Attendees may also wish to bring their own data to work with during the workshop.
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM-6:10 PM
Room: Towne - Meeting House
Organizers:
Doreen Ware , Dave Weston and Meghan Drake
4:00 PM
Variation & RNAseq Service in KBase
Michael Schatz, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

4:50 PM
Metabolic Reconstruction in KBase
Samuel M. D. Seaver, Argonne National Laboratory

5:15 PM
Analyzing the Plant Genomes and Phenotypes in KBase
Priya Ranjan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

5:40 PM
Wrap-Up and Questions
Dave Weston, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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