CROPS 2022 Workshops

In preparation for those planning to attend the KBase workshops we recommend first creating a free KBase account so you can use the system. This short KBase Quick Start video demonstrates how-to along with a very brief introduction to the platform or follow the step-by-step sign up guide

KBase for Plant Science

Lead: Priya Ranjan

In person – KBase enables users to analyze, share, and collaborate using data and tools designed to help build increasingly realistic models of biological systems and function in plants and their microbiome. This presentation will include a brief introduction for those new to KBase, and then cover a mix of analyses involving differential gene expression analysis, reconstruction of plant metabolism from a genome and examining the expression data within metabolic subsystems in a reproducible point-and-click narrative user interface.

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Question & Answer document

KBase for Plant Educators

Lead: Ellen Dow

HybridWhile KBase is routinely used for advanced analysis by scientists around the world, the Narrative interface is adaptable to meet the needs of educators and students in the classroom. KBase Educators are instructors of any level that use KBase as a tool for exploratory and research-based biological analysis experiences in their course curriculum. Many educators in this community teach bioinformatics or molecular biology to high school and college-level students with a lab or hands-on portion. The KBase Educators community provides a growing network of resources with instructional templates, guidelines, and peer support for using KBase with students (virtual & in-person). This workshop will demonstrate how to use the KBase platform and teaching resources, including adaptable, modularized workflows built upon the Narrative interface that connect biological concepts and introduce supporting resources for integrating KBase into the classroom.  

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Question & Answer document

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Network maintenance Jun 24-27

Update noon CDT: the data center maintenance is complete, and we believe all systems are back to normal.  Please contact us if you have problems.

Our data center will be performing network maintenance Friday, June 24, to Monday, June 27, 2022.  All KBase services, including,, and all compute jobs will be unavailable during this time.  We will begin shutting down services at approximately 2pm CDT (12pm PDT) on June 24.  We hope to be able to restore service on the morning of June 27. and will not be affected by this work.  We will update as much as possible during the maintenance.

System maintenance May 25

We will be performing system maintenance on Wednesday, May 25, from 2-4pm PDT (4-6pm CDT)., compute jobs, and may be unavailable or unstable for parts of this time.

We do not anticipate any interruption to