Quarterly User Update (January - March 2023)
Welcome to the first Quarterly KBase User update of 2023. Learn about what the community has been up to over the first 3 months.
In February, KBase team members traveled to Berkeley Lab and enjoyed the Berkeley Botanical Gardens for a team retreat to discuss goals for an upcoming renewal in early 2024.
KBase is finally back to hosting in-person (now hybrid) workshops at DOE-funded institutions! KBase held two workshops in March, at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and North Carolina State University. Participants included 25 in-person and 16 virtual at UW – Madison, and 25 in-person and 30 virtual at NC State. About 75% of the participants at each institution were new to using KBase.
KBase also hosted a Plant Science workshop at the Plant & Animal Genome Conference reaching about 100 participants.
If you are interested in having KBase run a workshop at your institution, please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publications Using KBase
KBase was used in a variety of research topics across 26 publications this quarter, from studies based on metagenome-assembled genomes (MAGs) from the bacterial metagenomes of octocorals (Keller-Costa et al. 2023) to the microbiomes of peatlands (AminiTabrizi et al. 2023). The metagenome-assembled genome (MAG) extraction and analysis in KBase protocol published at the end of last year in Nature (Chivian et al. 2022) was featured as a 2023 Science Highlight by the Biological and Environmental Research Program in January (https://science.osti.gov/ber/Highlights/2023/BER-2023-01-d)! You can explore all the publications using KBase at: https://www.kbase.us/research.
If you used KBase for your research, and we are missing your publication, let us know at email@example.com!
We want to work with you to better support citation metrics for your work in KBase and are piloting a “Publishing with KBase” project. Please contact us if you are preparing a manuscript for publication!!!
While the team has been focused on returning to in-person workshops, the Introduction to KBase webinar was offered on 15 March 2023, with over 250 registered attendees
All webinars are available on the KBase YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/doekbase or from https://www.kbase.us/learn/.
And finally, to close out our update, here is a summary of the numbers and statistics from January through March. Keep doing great science in KBase. The KBase team is here to support you!