The Network for Integrating Bioinformatics into Life Sciences Education (NIBLSE; pronounced "nibbles") is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Coordination Network for Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE). NIBLSE was formed in 2014. The long-term goal of NIBLSE is to establish bioinformatics as an essential component of undergraduate life sciences education by creating a permanent network of investigators to articulate a shared vision of the extent to which, and how best to, integrate bioinformatics into life sciences curricula. Specific objectives of the Network include identification of best practices for (1) preparation of students for bioinformatics instruction; (2) integration of bioinformatics into life science curriculum at all levels; (3) assessment of outcomes; and (4) preparation of faculty trained in life sciences to deliver curriculum in bioinformatics.
NIBLSE Leadership Team
William Tapprich, (firstname.lastname@example.org), University of Nebraska at Omaha
Mark Pauley (email@example.com), University of Nebraska at Omaha
Adam Kleinschmit, University of Dubuque
William Morgan, College of Wooster
Anne Rosenwald, Georgetown University
Eric Triplett, University of Florida
Key objectives for NIBLSE during the current project period are to:
Lessons Learned from the 3rd NIBLSE Conference
The 3rd NIBLSE Conference: Integrating Bioinformatics into Life Science Education: Roadmap for the Future was held in the Hot Shops in Omaha Nebraska October 9-11, 2019.
Read the Meeting Summary and Overall Meeting Results
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2014 Conference Report
NIBLSE: A Network for Integrating Bioinformatics into Life Sciences Education
Elizabeth Dinsdale, Sarah C. R. Elgin, Neal Grandgenett, William Morgan, Anne Rosenwald, William Tapprich, Eric W. Triplett, and Mark A. Pauley (2015)
CBE—Life Sciences Education 14: 4. https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.15-06-0123
Bioinformatics core competencies for undergraduate life sciences education
Melissa A. Wilson Sayres, Charles Hauser, Michael Sierk, Srebrenka Robic, Anne G. Rosenwald, Todd M. Smith, Eric W. Triplett, Jason J. Williams, Elizabeth Dinsdale, William R. Morgan, James M. Burnette III, Samuel S. Donovan, Jennifer C. Drew, Sarah C. R. Elgin, Edison R. Fowlks, Sebastian Galindo-Gonzalez, Anya L. Goodman, Nealy F. Grandgenett, Carlos C. Goller, John R. Jungck, Jeffrey D. Newman, William Pearson, Elizabeth F. Ryder, Rafael Tosado-Acevedo, William Tapprich, Tammy C. Tobin, Arlín Toro-Martínez, Lonnie R. Welch, Robin Wright, Lindsay Barone, David Ebenbach, Mindy McWilliams, Kimberly C. Olney, Mark A. Pauley (2018)
PLOS ONE 13(6): e0196878. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0196878
Barriers to Integration
Barriers to integration of bioinformatics into undergraduate life sciences education: A national study of US life sciences faculty uncover significant barriers to integrating bioinformatics into undergraduate instruction
Jason J. Williams, Jennifer C. Drew, Sebastian Galindo-Gonzalez, Srebrenka Robic, Elizabeth Dinsdale, William R. Morgan, Eric W. Triplett, James M. Burnette III, Samuel S. Donovan, Edison R. Fowlks, Anya L. Goodman, Nealy F. Grandgenett, Carlos C. Goller, Charles Hauser, John R. Jungck, Jeffrey D. Newman, William R. Pearson, Elizabeth F. Ryder, Michael Sierk, Todd M. Smith, Rafael Tosado-Acevedo, William Tapprich, Tammy C. Tobin, Arlín Toro-Martínez, Lonnie R. Welch, Melissa A. Wilson, David Ebenbach, Mindy McWilliams, Anne G. Rosenwald, Mark A. Pauley (2019)
PLOS ONE 14(11): e0224288. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0224288
Incubators: Building community networks and developing open educational resources to integrate bioinformatics into life science education
Elizabeth F. Ryder, William R. Morgan, Michael Sierk, Samuel S. Donovan, Sabrina D. Robertson, Hayley C. Orndorf, Anne G. Rosenwald, Eric W. Triplett, Elizabeth Dinsdale, Mark A. Pauley, William E. Tapprich (2020)
Biochem Mol Biol Educ. 48: 381–390. https://doi.org/10.1002/bmb.21387
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1539900, "RCN-UBE: Network for Integrating Bioinformatics into Life Sciences Education (NIBLSE)."
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