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

Also see the workshop announcement at NIMBioS

Are you interested in incorporating interdisciplinary research data and tools  into your undergraduate biology course?

Expression Atlas introduced by Dr. Gabriella Rustici

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.

If you have questions or difficulties filling out or submitting the registration form, please contact: Kelly Sturner, NIMBioS Education and Outreach Coordinator, at or (865) 974-9364.


Dates: January 7-10, 2013

Location: NIMBioS, Claxton Bldg., on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Workshop co-sponsors: SCALE-IT and NIMBioS – You can also view the workshop announcement at the NIMBioS site.

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.