The MDI Biological Laboratory is pleased to present Bioinformatics T3: Train the Trainer, a project that supports training in bioinformatics skills for college and university undergraduate science instructors so that they can effectively integrate bioinformatics into their science curricula, and help their students prepare for the 21st-century workplace.
The Bioinformatics T3: Train the Trainer Project has three components:
- A short course for undergraduate instructors. The course focuses on BASH training to enable classes to work in the UNIX environment. We develop those skills by applying them to some standard bioinformatics workflows like assembling and annotating a genome from NGS data and an example of microbiome analysis using bacterial 16s sequences.
- A dedicated web portal with links to instructional resources, online step-by-step video tutorials, case studies, and a forum for building a Community of Bioinformatics Trainers.
- Support for delivering the curriculum that includes access to a dedicated
server with bioinformatics software.
NIGMS IPERT grant 1R25GM125674 funds cover tuition for US Citizens and Permanent Residents.
A non-refundable $400.00 registration fee is due upon acceptance into the program.
The application form contains a request for funding support if the registration fee poses a hardship.
Tuition includes on-campus shared housing and meals. Travel costs are borne by the participant.
- W. Kelley Thomas, Ph.D.Director, Hubbard Center for Genome StudiesUniversity of New Hampshire
- Joel H. Graber, Ph.D.Senior Staff Scientist, Director of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics CoreMDI Biological Laboratory
- Benjamin L. King, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of BioinformaticsUniversity of Maine
- Joseph SevignyGraduate studentUniversity of New Hampshire
- Devin ThomasGraduate Research AssistantUniversity of New Hampshire
The course will begin with dinner on Saturday June 26 and end at breakfast on Saturday July 3. A detailed schedule will be provided to participants.
On campus shared housing is provided to participant. Housing units are double occupancy dorm rooms with shared bathrooms, or cottages with double and single occupancy bedrooms and shared bathrooms. Single occupancy bedrooms, if available, can be reserved with additional charges.
This course is supported by an IPERT research education grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (1R25GM125674).