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.
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Do you have a copy of your own genome sequence on your iPod? In this session, we’ll use the story of the human genome project to discuss how technology has revolutionized biological research. We’ll highlight recent breakthroughs in genomics and discuss the relevancy of bioinformatics in your classroom.