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Bioinformatics Education and Training - Session overview - Bruno Gaeta and David Lovell

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These slides were shown at the start of the Bioinformatics Education and Training session at InCoB 2014. …

These slides were shown at the start of the Bioinformatics Education and Training session at InCoB 2014.

This breakout session on bioinformatics education and training was organised as part of InCoB 2014 to foster networking and exchange of best teaching and learning practice in the region.

The session is sponsored by a Connection Grant from the Australian Bioinformatics Network and Australian presentations will be collated into an online resource providing a snapshot of Australian bioinformatics education and training initiatives.

Session motivation and description:
Learning, education and training are regularly identified in surveys as the top needs of bioinformatics users. The field is fragmented, with many successful endeavours, but lack of communication and networking means that many educators develop their curricula in isolation and often have to reinvent the wheel.

Several professional groups including ISCB and EMBnet have provided forums for communication and exchange of ideas among bioinformatics educators, but their efforts have not had much penetration in the Asia-Pacific region. More recently GOBLET has formed with the specific goal of promoting education and training in computational biology and provide resources and forums for supporting educators in this field.

This session aimed to bring together educators and trainers in computational biology for networking and exchange of ideas. It is intended as the first in an ongoing series of networking events with a focus on bioinformatics education and training in the Asia-Pacific region.

The following presentations (also available on SlideShare) were delivered:

1. A (two-year) snapshot of bioinformatics education and training in Australia - David Lovell
2. A Survey of Bioinformatics Training Needs in Australia - Mark Crowe
3. How we became bioinformaticians: the student experience - Harriet Dashnow, Marek Cmero, Andrew Lonsdale
4. Bioinformatics as engineering or science? A tale of two degrees - Bruno Gaeta
5. A one-year postgraduate diploma programme for a foundation in bioinformatics: a case study in Malaysia - Raman HSA, Tan S, Mohamed NE, Azhar NA, Sjaugi MF, and Khan AM
6. A Software Carpentry perspective of Bioinformatics training - Scott C Ritchie Damien Irving David Flanders
7. Strengthening bioinformatics capabilities at CSIRO - Annette McGrath
8. Delivering Bioinformatics Training Using Cloud Computing Infrastructure - Nathan Watson Haigh

Bioinformatics Education and Training: Panel discussion with all the speakers + Michelle Brazas, moderated by Vicky Schneider-Gricar

Presented at InCoB 2014 special session on Bioinformatics Education and Training: http://incob2014.org

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  • 1. Bioinformatics Education and Training Session overview Chaired by Dr Bruno Gaeta – UNSW Bioinformatics Program Director Dr David Lovell – Australian Bioinformatics Network Director 1 August 2014 International Conference on Bioinformatics (InCoB 2014)
  • 2. Motivation? Learning, education and training are regularly identified in surveys as the top needs of bioinformatics users This is a great opportunity to bring educators, trainers, trainees, and supporters to get together, share ideas, take stock, and look to the future 2
  • 3. Our approach? Short (8 minute) presentations to cover a breadth of issues …then facilitated discussion And continuous idea capture! 3
  • 4. Short presentations 1 Bruno will chair… 1. A snapshot of bioinformatics education and training in Australia. David Lovell 2. A Survey of Bioinformatics Training Needs in Australia. Mark Crowe 3. How we became bioinformaticians: the student experience. Harriet Dashnow, Marek Cmero, Andrew Lonsdale 4. A Software Carpentry perspective of Bioinformatics training. Scott C Ritchie Damien Irving David Flanders 4
  • 5. Short presentations 2 David will chair… 5. Bioinformatics as engineering or science? A tale of two degrees. Bruno Gaeta 6. A one-year postgraduate diploma programme for a foundation in bioinformatics: a case study in Malaysia. Asif Khan 7. Strengthening bioinformatics capabilities at CSIRO. Annette McGrath 8. Delivering Bioinformatics Training Using Cloud Computing Infrastructure. Nathan Watson Haigh 5
  • 6. Facilitated discussion Led by Vicky Schneider Aim? • Capture information, ideas, insights Framework? Let’s look for • Barriers to learning, education and training in bioinformatics • Enablers to … • Insights or ideas relevant to … • Questions relevant to … Process? • Throughout the presentations and discussions write down barriers, enablers, insights, ideas, questions on PostIt notes • Then we will have written input to start the discussion, and to use later 6

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