Bioinformatics is well placed to appeal to students in a wide variety of disciplines at early stages in their education. There is, however, a gap between this specialized area of research and the undergraduate learning opportunities available to students. Whether you’re a beginner with little/no experience in teaching bioinformatics, or you’re someone with research interests in the field, this session will provide you with a set of tools for bringing bioinformatics into the classroom.
Expanding on her morning keynote session, Joanne will highlight how your classrooms can get involved with the popular science outreach & field trip programs at Michael Smith Labs at UBC. The hands-on part of this workshop will use the story of the human genome project to discuss how bringing biology & computers together can have impact in your classroom.
Bioinformatics involves the integration of computers, software tools, and databases in an effort to address biological questions. Bioinformatics approaches are often used for major initiatives that generate large data sets. Two important large-scale activities that use bioinformatics are genomics and proteomics. Genomics refers to the analysis of genomes. A genome…