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March 8-11, 2007 Registration will open in September 2006.
collaborators coming from disparate backgrounds. This short course will use a problem-solving, collaborative approach to analyze molecular and genomic data in several different ways. Bioinformatics is being applied to solve current microbiological problems in areas such as medicine, agriculture, conservation, and evolution. The relationships between evolutionary theory and the analysis of microbial genomes, molecular sequence and structural data will be emphasized.
The course's focus will be on learning about the causal bases for bioinformatics analyses along with a philosophy of education: problem posing, problem-solving, and peer review/publication (BioQUEST's 3 P's).
The short course serves several purposes:
The sessions deal with medical microbiology, virology, cell biology, and microbial ecology examples.
The lectures relate to:
The discussions focus on how to analyze data, how to implement bioinformatics investigations across the curriculum, and how to develop sustained collaboration. Each full participant will receive a copy of our book Microbes Count!: Problem Posing, Problem Solving, and Persuading Peers in Microbiology which has seven bioinformatics labs that we will use in the workshop.
Microbiology who are interested in implementing bioinformatics across his or her microbiology curriculum by incorporating bioinformatics into a variety of courses, as well as mathematicians and computer scientists who are interested in teaching bioinformatics or computational molecular biology and interacting with microbiologists.
An interest in teaching microbiology or mathematics or computer science using bioinformatics.
Sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation (DUE/CCLI-ND),