The BioCyc Webinar series introduces users to the basic and advanced features of the BioCyc website and the Pathway Tools software system via a combination of narration and practical demonstration. Webinar videos can be downloaded directly from this site or acquired from our podcast feed as they come out. Download a BioCyc webinar and learn more about BioCyc today.
Our webinar podcast lets you download webinar videos through iTunes or your favorite feed reader software. To find our webinars in iTunes, simply search for BioCyc in the iTunes store. We also have a channel on YouTube. You can additionally point a reader directly at our RSS feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/BioCycWebinars.
Webinars on Demand: Download Webinar Videos
We have an expanding collection of webinar videos so that you can download, learn, and review at your own pace.
Webinar #1: Introduction to BioCyc
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The "Introduction to BioCyc" webinar introduces you to the BioCyc.org site and to the BioCyc collection of hundreds of Pathway/Genome Databases. During this webinar, you'll learn about:
This introductory webinar series has been completely revamped to introduce you to the new, easier-to-use and more powerful BioCyc site.
"Introduction to BioCyc" is presented here in seven sequential files, giving you a guided tour of the BioCyc collection in easy, concise segments. To download or view, just click on one of the links following each segment's name.
You can also watch the full series on YouTube, starting with this video (click through to YouTube to watch all the videos in the series):
Webinar #2: Using the Structured Advanced Query Page
Once you've mastered the quick and intermediate searches described in the introductory webinar series, move on to the Structured Advanced Query Page and learn how to ask complex queries across one or more databases in the BioCyc collection. In this webinar, we cover:
To download or view, click one of the links below.
Webinar #3: Comparative and Omics Tools in BioCyc
The "Comparative and Omics Tools in BioCyc" webinar introduces users to many of the advanced tools available on the BioCyc.org website for comparing organisms and understanding large-scale experimental data. In this webinar, you'll learn about:
Note that we have not yet updated this webinar to show off the revised BioCyc site. Although the omics and comparative tools all work basically the same way in the new site, you can now reach them much more conveniently from the "Tools" menu at the top of any page.
"Comparative and Omics Tools in BioCyc" is presented in four sequential files, leading you through the tools in a logical fashion in 10-35 minute segments. To download or view, just click on one of the links following each segment's name.
You can also watch this webinar series on YouTube (click through to YouTube to see the full webinar series):
You can also download an older, single-file version of this webinar by clicking on the following link (49:00):
Webinar #4: Making a Model Organism Database
The "Making a Model Organism Database" webinar walks you through the process of building a Pathway Tools Pathway/Genome Database from an annotated genome file all the way through to the final product. Learn how to annotate proteins, build metabolic pathways, make protein complexes, add metabolic reactions and compounds, and assign Gene Ontology (GO) terms to genes. Make a model organism database for your own lab or for the whole scientific community, using Pathway Tools. Topics include:
You can currently download all of part one and most of part two of this webinar. In part one, we'll walk you through the database generation process, all the way from finding the right genome files through to using our pathway hole-filler to round out the metabolic description of your organism. In part two, we guide you through the editing process, from the general goals of editing through the detailed process of making and editing all the key elements of a Pathway/Genome Database. To download or view, just click on one of the links following the available segment's name.
Webinar #5: Introduction to SmartTables/Web Groups
The following webinar will guide you through SmartTables, formerly known as Web Groups, which allows you to create, upload, share, and compute with your own datasets. The webinar is broken up into parts, ranging from basic operations to more advanced uses such as gene expression analysis and metabolomics. To download or view, click one of the links below.