Using Bioinformatics Data and Tools to Engage Students in Problem Solving: A Curriculum Development Workshop
University of Tennessee – Knoxville
NIMBioS, Claxton Building, 1122 Volunteer Boulevard
January 7-10, 2013
Are you interested in incorporating interdisciplinary research data and tools into your undergraduate biology course?
Join us for a workshop that focuses on strategies for bringing bioinformatics resources, data visualization tools, and an interdisciplinary perspective to teaching and learning biology.
The program will provide multiple 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 include: strategies for teaching with big datasets, using proteomics and functional genomics resources, visually exploring data, and accessing online databases. You will also have the chance to work collaboratively to create a curriculum project for use in your own teaching.
- The workshop will be 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 will feature data and analysis resources from the European Bioinformatic Institute (EBI), and will be co-presented with staff from EBI.
- This workshop is 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 or difficulties filling out or submitting the registration form, please contact: Kelly Sturner, NIMBioS Education and Outreach Coordinator, at ksturner_at_nimbios.org or (865) 974-9364.
Dates: January 7-10, 2013
Location: NIMBioS, Claxton Bldg., on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Registration is closed. Thank you for your interest.
Participation in the workshop is open, but numbers are limited, so individuals with a strong interest in the topic are encouraged to apply. If needed, financial support for travel, meals, and lodging is available for workshop attendees.
Also, applications from teams of faculty with complementary expertise in mathematics, computer science, or biology that are interested in cross-disciplinary curriculum development will be considered.