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Articles on Bioinformatics Education

Education References

This page collects literature related to bioinformatics education and training. 2009-2011 articles have been archived.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

  • Corpas M, Jimenez RC, Bongcam-Rudloff E, Budd A, Brazas MD, Fernandes PL, Gaeta B, van Gelder C, Korpelainen E, Lewitter F, McGrath A, MacLean D, Palagi PM, Rother K, Taylor J, Via A, Watson M, Schneider MV, Attwood TK.
    The GOBLET Training Portal: A Global Repository of Bioinformatics Training Materials, Courses and Trainers.
    Bioinformatics. 2014 Sep 4. PubMed abstract

  • Mihalas GI, Tudor A, Paralescu S, Andor M, Stoicu-Tivadar L.
    Teaching bioinformatics to engineers.
    Stud Health Technol Inform. 2014;205:828-32. PubMed abstract

  • Tastan Bishop O, Adebiyi EF, Alzohairy AM, Everett D, Ghedira K, Ghouila A, Kumuthini J, Mulder NJ, Panji S, Patterton HG.
    Bioinformatics Education-Perspectives and Challenges out of Africa.
    Brief Bioinform. 2014 Jul 2. PubMed abstract

  • Machanick P, Tastan Bishop O.
    How to establish a bioinformatics postgraduate degree programme--a case study from South Africa.
    Brief Bioinform. 2014 May 2. PubMed abstract

  • Toby I, Pope A.
    Bioinformatics tools available for K-12 students to engage in research.
    Aviat Space Environ Med. 2014 Apr;85(4):484-5. PubMed abstract

  • Brazas MD, Lewitter F, Schneider MV, van Gelder CW, Palagi PM.
    A quick guide to genomics and bioinformatics training for clinical and public audiences.
    PLoS Comput Biol. 2014 Apr 10;10(4):e1003510. PubMed abstract

  • Welch L, Lewitter F, Schwartz R, Brooksbank C, Radivojac P, Gaeta B, Schneider MV.
    Bioinformatics curriculum guidelines: toward a definition of core competencies.
    PLoS Comput Biol. 2014 Mar 6;10(3):e1003496. PubMed abstract

  • Ramdayal K, Stobbe MD, Mishra T, Michaut M.
    Building the Future of Bioinformatics through Student-Facilitated Conferencing.
    PLoS Comput Biol. 2014 Jan 30;10(1):e1003458. PubMed abstract

  • Marques I, Almeida P, Alves R, Dias MJ, Godinho A, Pereira-Leal JB.
    Bioinformatics projects supporting life-sciences learning in high schools.
    PLoS Comput Biol. 2014 Jan;10(1):e1003404. PubMed abstract

  • Shapiro C, Ayon C, Moberg-Parker J, Levis-Fitzgerald M, Sanders ER.
    Strategies for Using Peer-assisted Learning Effectively in an Undergraduate Bioinformatics Course.
    Biochem Mol Biol Educ. 2013 Jan;41(1):24-33. PubMed abstract

  • Brazas MD, Ouellette BF.
    Navigating the changing learning landscape: Perspective from bioinformatics.ca.
    Brief Bioinform. 2013 Mar 20. PubMed abstract

  • Carvalho BS, Rustici G.
    The challenges of delivering bioinformatics training in the analysis of high-throughput data.
    Brief Bioinform. 2013 Mar 29. PubMed abstract

  • de Ridder D, de Ridder J, Reinders MJ.
    Pattern recognition in bioinformatics.
    Brief Bioinform. 2013 Apr 4. PubMed abstract

  • Abeln S, Molenaar D, Feenstra KA, Hoefsloot HC, Teusink B, Heringa J.
    Bioinformatics and Systems Biology: bridging the gap between heterogeneous student backgrounds.
    Brief Bioinform. 2013 Apr 19. PubMed abstract

  • Korcsmaros T, Dunai ZA, Vellai T, Csermely P.
    Teaching the bioinformatics of signaling networks: an integrated approach to facilitate multi-disciplinary learning.
    Brief Bioinform. 2013 May 2. PubMed abstract

  • Machluf Y, Yarden A.
    Integrating bioinformatics into senior high school: design principles and implications.
    Brief Bioinform. 2013 May 10. PubMed abstract

  • Orozco A, Morera J, JimĂ©nez S, Boza R.
    A review of Bioinformatics training applied to research in Molecular Medicine, Agriculture and Biodiversity in Costa Rica and Central America.
    Brief Bioinform. 2013 May 30. PubMed abstract

  • Wood L, Gebhardt P.
    Bioinformatics goes to school-new avenues for teaching contemporary biology.
    PLoS Comput Biol. 2013 Jun;9(6):e1003089. PubMed abstract

  • Via A, Blicher T, Bongcam-Rudloff E, Brazas MD, Brooksbank C, Budd A, De Las Rivas J, Dreyer J, Fernandes PL, van Gelder C, Jacob J, Jimenez RC, Loveland J, Moran F, Mulder N, Nyrönen T, Rother K, Schneider MV, Attwood TK.
    Best practices in bioinformatics training for life scientists.
    Brief Bioinform. 2013 Jun 25. PubMed abstract

  • Jungck JR, Weisstein AE.
    Mathematics and evolutionary biology make bioinformatics education comprehensible.
    Brief Bioinform. 2013 Jul 2. May 6;14(1):107-9. PubMed abstract

  • Ng W.
    Teaching Microbial Identification with Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) and Bioinformatics Tools.
    J Microbiol Biol Educ. 2013 May 6;14(1):103-6. PubMed abstract

  • May BJ.
    Engaging students in a bioinformatics activity to introduce gene structure and function.
    J Microbiol Biol Educ. 2013 May 6;14(1):107-9. PubMed abstract

  • Barker D, Ferrier DE, Holland PW, Mitchell JB, Plaisier H, Ritchie MG, Smart SD.
    4273pi: Bioinformatics education on low cost ARM hardware.
    BMC Bioinformatics. 2013 Aug 12;14(1):243. PubMed abstract

  • Kovarik DN, Patterson DG, Cohen C, Sanders EA, Peterson KA, Porter SG, Chowning JT.
    Bioinformatics education in high school: implications for promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers.
    CBE Life Sci Educ. 2013 Fall;12(3):441-59. PubMed abstract

  • Campbell CE, Nehm RH.
    A critical analysis of assessment quality in genomics and bioinformatics education research.
    CBE Life Sci Educ. 2013 Fall;12(3):530-41. PubMed abstract

  • Luo J.
    Teaching the ABCs of bioinformatics: a brief introduction to the Applied Bioinformatics Course.
    Brief Bioinform. 2013 Sep 5. PubMed abstract

  • Reisdorph N, Stearman R, Kechris K, Phang TL, Reisdorph R, Prenni J, Erle DJ, Coldren C, Schey K, Nesvizhskii A, Geraci M.
    Hands-on Workshops as An Effective Means of Learning Advanced Technologies Including Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics.
    Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics. 2013 Dec 5. pii: S1672-0229(13)00120-4. PubMed abstract

  • Fernandes P, Jain P, Moita C.
    Training experimental biologists in bioinformatics.
    Adv Bioinformatics. 2012;2012:672749. PubMed abstract

  • Wightman B, Hark AT.
    Integration of bioinformatics into an undergraduate biology curriculum and the impact on development of mathematical skills.
    Biochem Mol Biol Educ. 2012 Sep;40(5):310-9. PubMed abstract

  • Bagga PS.
    Development of an undergraduate bioinformatics degree program at a liberal arts college.
    Yale J Biol Med. 2012 Sep;85(3):309-21. PubMed abstract

  • Auerbach RK.
    Thriving in multidisciplinary research: advice for new bioinformatics students.
    Yale J Biol Med. 2012 Sep;85(3):323-9. PubMed abstract

  • Searls DB.
    Ten Simple Rules for Online Learning.
    PLoS Comput Biol. 2012 Sep;8(9):e1002631. PubMed abstract

  • Searls DB.
    An Online Bioinformatics Curriculum.
    PLoS Comput Biol. 2012 Sep;8(9):e1002632. PubMed abstract

  • Klein JR, Gulsvig T.
    Using Bioinformatics to Develop and Test Hypotheses: E. coli-Specific Virulence Determinants.
    J Microbiol Biol Educ. 2012 Dec 3;13(2):161-9. PubMed abstract

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