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Education References

This page collects literature related to bioinformatics education and training. 2014-2015, 2012-2013 and 2009-2011 articles have been archived.

Article Collections

  • PLOS Computational Biology Collection: Education
    Articles in this collection provide practical tutorials and background information on important computational methods used to investigate key biological questions as well as resources for training scientists at all stages of their careers.

  • PLOS Computational Biology Collection: Starting Early
    Articles in this collection are devoted to teaching bioinformatics in secondary schools.

  • PLOS Computational Biology Collection: Translational Bioinformatics
    'Translational Bioinformatics' is a collection of PLOS Computational Biology Education articles which reads as a "book" to be used as a reference or tutorial for a graduate level introductory course on the science of translational bioinformatics.

Individual Articles

  • Jongeneel CV, Achinike-Oduaran O, Adebiyi E, Adebiyi M, et al.
    Assessing computational genomics skills: Our experience in the H3ABioNet African bioinformatics network.
    PLoS Comput Biol. 2017 Jun 1;13(6):e1005419. PubMed abstract

  • Clay MR, Fisher KE.
    Bioinformatics Education in Pathology Training: Current Scope and Future Direction.
    Cancer Inform. 2017 Apr 10. PubMed abstract

  • Gupta VK, Gupta VB.
    Using Technology, Bioinformatics and Health Informatics Approaches to Improve Learning Experiences in Optometry Education, Research and Practice.
    Healthcare (Basel). 2016 Nov 15;4(4). pii: E86. PubMed abstract

  • Williams JJ, Teal TK.
    A vision for collaborative training infrastructure for bioinformatics.
    Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2016 Sep 7. PubMed abstract

  • Bianchi L, Liò P.
    Opportunities for community awareness platforms in personal genomics and bioinformatics education.
    Brief Bioinform. 2016 Aug 30. pii: bbw078. PubMed abstract

  • Shuster M, Claussen K, Locke M, Glazewski K.
    Int J Des Learn. 2016;7(1):60-70. PubMed abstract

  • Rosenwald AG, Pauley MA, Welch L, Elgin SC, Wright R, Blum J.
    The CourseSource Bioinformatics Learning Framework.
    CBE Life Sci Educ. 2016 Spring;15(1):le2. PubMed abstract

  • Brazas MD, Ouellette BF.
    Continuing Education Workshops in Bioinformatics Positively Impact Research and Careers.
    PLoS Comput Biol. 2016 Jun 9;12(6):e1004916. PubMed abstract

  • Welch L, Brooksbank C, Schwartz R, Morgan SL, Gaeta B, Kilpatrick AM, Mietchen D, Moore BL, Mulder N, Pauley M, Pearson W, Radivojac P, Rosenberg N, Rosenwald A, Rustici G, Warnow T.
    Applying, Evaluating and Refining Bioinformatics Core Competencies
    PLoS Comput Biol. 2016 May 13;12(5):e1004943. PubMed abstract

  • Brown JA.
    Evaluating the effectiveness of a practical inquiry-based learning bioinformatics module on undergraduate student engagement and applied skills.
    Biochem Mol Biol Educ. 2016 May 6;44(3):304-13. PubMed abstract

  • Revote J, Watson-Haigh NS, Quenette S, Bethwaite B, McGrath A, Shang CA.
    Development of a cloud-based Bioinformatics Training Platform.
    Brief Bioinform. 2016 Apr 15. PubMed abstract

  • Watson-Haigh NS, Revote J, Suchecki R, Tyagi S, Corley SM, Shang CA, McGrath A.
    Towards an open, collaborative, reusable framework for sharing hands-on bioinformatics training workshops.
    Brief Bioinform. 2016 Mar 16. PubMed abstract

  • Lonsdale A, Sietsma Penington J, Rice T, Walker M, Dashnow H.
    Ten Simple Rules for a Bioinformatics Journal Club.
    Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics. 2016 Feb 11. pii: S1672-0229(16)00040-1. PubMed abstract

  • Machluf Y, Gelbart H, Ben-Dor S, Yarden A.
    Making authentic science accessible-the benefits and challenges of integrating bioinformatics into a high-school science curriculum.
    Brief Bioinform. 2016 Jan 22. PubMed abstract

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