Research into microbial diversity and microbiomes has transformed the way we understand the environment, agriculture, and human health. Now, DNA Subway makes it easier to explore this unseen diversity in the classroom using the latest research tools in a simple interface.
The newest release of DNA Subway Purple Line is a streamlined, classroom-friendly version of the popular QIIME2 microbiome bioinformatics software. Purple Line supports large datasets (your own or provided examples) and guides educators and students through real analyses while simplifying complex tasks such as metadata validation and generation of interactive visualizations. Experienced QIIME users can export Purple Line outputs to use in custom analyses.
This one-hour webinar will cover Purple Line basics (topics below) and gets you started with Purple Line in the classroom, integration into course-based research (CUREs), and ways to generate your own data. We’ll also highlight future faculty training offered by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center.
• Uploading sequence data to CyVerse Data Store/Purple Line
• Creating and validating QIIME2 metadata
• Running a metabarcoding analysis on Purple Line
• Basic descriptions of QIIME2 plots and figures
• Future training opportunities