MDI Biological Laboratory

Bioinformatics T3: Train The Trainer 2023

The Integration of Bioinformatics into an Undergraduate Biology Curriculum

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Application Deadline: 05/28/2023


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.

Course Director

W. Kelley Thomas

University of New Hampshire

Course Faculty


NIGMS IPERT grant 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.


This course is supported by an IPERT research education grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health (R25 GM125674).

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