Dates: January 7-10, 2013
Location: NIMBioS, Claxton Bldg., on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
This workshop focused on strategies for bringing bioinformatics resources, data visualization tools, and an interdisciplinary perspective to teaching and learning biology, for participants interested in incorporating research data and tools into their undergraduate biology courses. The program featured a series of opportunities to get hands-on experience working with publicly accessible research data to solve biological problems, supplemented with research talks by local speakers. Focus areas included strategies for teaching with big datasets, using proteomics and functional genomics resources, visually exploring data, and accessing online databases. Participants also had the chance to work collaboratively to create a curriculum project for use in their own teaching.
This free workshop was led by the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium, a 25-year biology education reform community that focuses on helping faculty develop and implement innovative curricula. The workshop featured data and analysis resources from the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), and was co-presented with staff from EBI. This workshop was co-hosted by SCALE-IT, an IGERT program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS).
If you have questions, please contact: Kelly Sturner, NIMBioS Education and Outreach Coordinator, at ksturner_at_nimbios.org or (865) 974-9364.
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