Genome Solver began in 2012 with the goal to create a community of undergraduate educators interested in the Human Microbiome Project (HMP) as a means to teach the fundamentals of bioinformatics. Since then, Genome Solver instructors have provided training to more than 250 faculty members from approximately 125 institutions in a 1- or 2-day workshop. Although no additional workshops are being scheduled as of 2018, the current workshop materials will be available here on QUBES as slide decks, transcripts, and narrated videos. Genome Solver is funded by the National Science Foundation (DUE 1123016 and DUE 1505102).
The mission of the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) project is to improve learning opportunities for all students enrolled in undergraduate biology courses by reflecting the centrality of quantitative approaches in modern biology [more info about QUBES]. One of the ways that QUBES promotes quantitative approaches is by partnering with existing projects and communities to facilitate the discovery and use of their materials [more info about partner projects].
The Genome Solver / QUBES collaboration
Genome Solver and QUBES are natural partners. QUBES provides a great platform for Genome Solver and access to a rich array of biology x math materials.