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November 2023

Workshop: Advancing Undergraduate Research at HSI Community Colleges (AURA-HSI-CC)

We are excited to extend our warm invitation to you for the NSF-funded workshop, Advancing Undergraduate Research at HSI Community Colleges, hosted by Maricopa Community Colleges. This transformative event is designed to foster a culture of research and innovation within Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and empower students to excel academically.

Dates and Location:

Workshop: February 14 - 16, 2024
Location: Phoenix, AZ, at the Gateway Community College Copper Room
Gateway Community College is conveniently located near the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and a Valley Metro Rail Line stop. Additional information about transferring from the airport will be provided in our next update.

Our Commitment to You:

We highly value your expertise and contributions to the field of undergraduate research, and we want to ensure that your participation is as smooth and beneficial as possible. As such, we are delighted to offer the following:

Meals:

We will provide lunches and dinners throughout the workshop, allowing you to focus on the valuable content and networking opportunities without worrying about these meals.

Travel Expenses:

To assist with your travel and accommodation, we are pleased to offer a travel stipend of $1,750. This stipend can be used for airfare, lodging, or any other related expenses.

Accommodations:

We are working to partner with a nearby hotel to secure fixed-price accommodations for your convenience. Details will be forthcoming.

Registration and Details:

There is no cost to register for the workshop. A registration form will be sent to gather your important details soon.

Workshop Agenda:

Our agenda is thoughtfully designed to maximize your learning experience and collaboration with fellow attendees. We share a skeleton agenda for now.

Wednesday, Feb 14

Afternoon Session (1:30 – 4:00 PM)

    On-site Check-in

Dinner Keynote Session (5:00 – 8:00 PM)

    Meet and greet Dinner
    Keynote address

Thursday, Feb 15

Opening Session (8:00 – 9:00 AM )

    Icebreaker
    Get to know you activity focused on UREs

Morning Session (9:00 – 12:00 PM)

    Session 1: Equitable Access to UREs for all students

Working Lunch (12:00 – 1:30 PM)

    Debrief on Session 1
    Q/A on burning questions

Afternoon Session (1:30 – 4:00 PM)

    Session 2: Scaling and Sustaining UREs at HSI Community Colleges

Dinner Keynote Session (5:00 – 8:00 PM)

    Dinner
    Keynote address

Friday, Feb 16

Opening Session (8:00 – 9:00 AM )

    Debrief of Session 2
    Q/A on burning questions

Morning Session (9:00 – 12:00 PM)

    Session 3: Measuring impacts on student learning and assessment of the cultural value of student experiences

Working Lunch (12:00 – 1:30 PM)

    Brainstorming activity on importance of UREs

Afternoon Session (1:30 – 4:00 PM)

    Session 4: Networks and partnerships: Institutions, Faculty, and Students

Departures

We sincerely hope that you can join us for this unique opportunity to shape the future of undergraduate research at HSIs. Your participation and expertise are invaluable, and we are excited about the collaborative potential this workshop holds.

Thank you for your commitment to advancing undergraduate research, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Advancing Undergraduate Research at HSI Community Colleges workshop. For more information or if you are interested in participating please reach out to francesca.de.martini@mesacc.edu

 

NIBLSE Newsletter

October 2022

Bioinformatics-related Job Opportunities

Postdoctoral position in Bioinformatics/Biology Education at Florida International University

Florida International University’s Department of Biological Sciences and the STEM Transformation Institute are searching for a postdoctoral research associate in biology education research. The successful candidate will work on Project iCREATE (investigating Career & Research Experience Access Through Evidence), a newly funded NIH project that will address the lack of diversity in biomedical careers by designing, implementing and testing innovative interventions; as well as investigating the effect of high- impact practices on students' career goals, career strategies, and key student career intent and action outcomes. iCREATE aims to develop and implement two interventions: 1) Careers+, a workshop for students focused on career development strategies and biomedical career awareness, and 2) CURE+, a research internship which expands a one semester computational biology course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) into a two-semester advanced research experience. In parallel, iCREATE will evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed interventions and current research experiences available to select students at our institution and perform a qualitative longitudinal study of undergraduates’ development of career goals and strategies and the impact of research experiences and career development opportunities on student career goal trajectories.

This project is a collaboration between Dr. Melissa McCartney and Dr. Jessica Siltberg-Liberles. The McCartney lab (https://melissamccartneyphd.com/) focuses on helping undergraduates begin to see themselves as scientists, especially as this relates to identifying a scientific career path and entering the STEM workforce, and become experts in scientific processes and skills. The Siltberg-Liberles lab (https://www.siltbergliberleslab.com) is broadly focused on basic research in comparative bioinformatics and education research on undergraduate research and bioinformatics experiences.

We are based at Florida International University - a public, urban, Hispanic-serving research institution serving over 55,000 students located in Miami, FL. FIU offers opportunities to interact and collaborate with 20 science education and discipline-based education faculty across multiple STEM fields through the STEM Transformation Institute.

The primary responsibility of this position will be conducting biology education research and co- mentoring undergraduates in the CURE+ research internship. This position utilizes a hybrid design that integrates teaching experience with research activities to facilitate implementation of evidence-based practices, thus preparing the candidate for an academic career.

The position requires either a PhD in (a) a STEM field (e.g., Bioinformatics, Biology, Computer Science, etc.) with a demonstrated interest in education, (b) science education, or (c) other related fields. Candidates are preferred who have experience with (a) quantitative methods, (b) a background in bioinformatics, (c) an interest in leading undergraduate research courses, and (d) an interest in scholarly writing. The appointment is for one year with possible renewal for up to four additional years contingent upon satisfactory performance. The position is in person at FIU. Some travel will be required.

The ideal start date is in or around January 2023 (some flexibility is possible).

Applications for this position should include a:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae with the names and contact information of 3 references
  3. One-page summary of education research interests

Please send these materials to Dr. Jessica Siltberg-Liberles at jliberle@fiu.edu with the email subject Post-doc application: [Your name].

Please feel free to send any questions you might have about this position to Dr. Siltberg-Liberles (jliberle@fiu.edu).

Review of applications will begin on November 15th, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor of Discipline-Based Educational Research (DBER) and Computational Biology, University of Rhode Island

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. We seek applicants with demonstrated experience and training in discipline-based educational research (DBER) and Computational Biology/Bioinformatics. The successful candidate will couple their research and teaching efforts to help advance student achievement, especially for underrepresented students who are historically excluded from science. The candidate is expected to develop an externally funded research program in undergraduate STEM education and contribute to teaching and experiential learning in the degree program of CMB Bioinformatics. The candidate will have the unique opportunity to interact with research and training collaborations through university-wide initiatives, including the BigData Collaborative, the Data Science Degree Programs, other recently hired STEM-related DBER researchers, and the Office for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (ATL). A Ph.D. in computational biology, bioinformatics, or a closely related field is required by the time of appointment date. For a full position description and qualifications, please refer to https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/10764.

First consideration will be given to applications received by November 25, 2022. Applications must be received through URI’s online application system (https://jobs.uri.edu/). Please submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement. Additionally, please provide contact information for three references from whom letters may be requested. Please email Ying Zhang at yingzhang@uri.edu with position-related questions.

Keywords: discipline-based educational research; Computational Biology; Bioinformatics; DBER

University of Rhode Island, College of the Environment and Life Sciences, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology


 

NIBLSE RRC Newsletter

July 2022

Join the Fall 2022 CourseSource Writing Faculty Mentoring Network!

Have you developed new evidence-based teaching activities and/or lessons designed to be taught online in biology or physics undergraduate education? Are you interested in working with a group of peers to write and prepare your Lesson manuscript for submission to the journal CourseSource? CourseSource is partnering with BioQUEST and QUBES to offer semester-long Faculty Mentoring Networks (FMN)! Apply now to join us for the Fall 2022 CourseSource Writing FMN.

CourseSource is a peer-reviewed and open-access journal that publishes tested, evidence-based undergraduate activities. The articles include details in a format, style, and voice that supports replicability. Publishing activities in CourseSource provides authors with recognition of the creativity, experience, and time needed to develop effective classroom materials, while also supporting the dissemination of evidence-based teaching practices. Authors can list CourseSource articles in the peer-reviewed publication section of their curriculum vitae and use them as evidence for excellence in teaching.

CourseSource will now include both Biology and Physics! You can apply for this workshop in either discipline. We will have opportunities for sharing within and across disciplines.  

Participants in this FMN will focus on publishing undergraduate life science or physics lessons in teaching environments with online components (e.g., fully synchronous or asynchronous online courses, hybrid courses). Accepted applicants will write a lesson article manuscript, section by section, to prepare for submission to CourseSource. Topics may vary (see current "Courses" available in CourseSource). As a part of the Fall 2022 CourseSource Writing FMN, members will participate in biweekly virtual sessions to collaborate with and support others in the network and receive mentoring.

 

More information about the FMN such as eligibility and dates can be found at the Qualtrics sign-up page: https://cornell.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4UfH8NTXEnYIFLw

NIBLSE RRC Newsletter

January 2022

NIBLSE @ CELL BIO virtual 2021

NIBLSE hosted an ASCB Education Workshop entitled "Integrate a Bioinformatics Lesson into Your Life Science Course" at the CELL BIO virtual 2021 online ASCB|EMBO meeting. Following an overview presentation of the NIBLSE Core Competencies and Learning Resource Collection, authors met with workshop participants to discuss implementation of NIBSLE learning resources in their own classrooms. Special thanks to Adam Kleinschmit (Sequence Similarity), Ray Enke (FASTQE), and Jason Williams (DNA Subway) for leading these discussions groups.

Bioinformatics-related Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor in Biology; Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

The Department of Biological Sciences at Nova Southeastern University invites talented investigators to join our emerging program building on strengths in Genomics and Evolutionary Biology. Successful candidates will join a growing team in a vibrant and collaborative environment, in a beautiful setting just a few short miles from the ocean in sunny south Florida. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise, faculty also have wide latitude in the development of their research program and the mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants with research experience in genome bioinformatics are particularly encouraged to apply

Doctoral degree at the time of appointment is required. To view complete position descriptions and to apply, please visit https://nsucareers.nova.edu/ and reference position # 991881. All applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a single document with a statement of the candidate’s teaching philosophy, and a brief description of their proposed research program (three-page maximum), and (4) names and contact information for three professional references. Initial interview selections will begin January 15th, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

NSU offers competitive compensation and outstanding benefits. Hiring for these positions is contingent on the availability of funding.

NSU considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

The Resource Review Committee

  • Bill Morgan, chair
  • Carlos Goller
  • Anya Goodman
  • Sabrina Robertson
  • Srebrenka Robic
  • Liz Ryder

NIBLSE RRC Newsletter

October 2021

Consistent with the NIBLSE mission to promote the "preparation of faculty trained in life sciences to deliver curriculum in bioinformatics", we share the following announcement from our colleagues in the HITS network.

Become a HITS Case Fellow!

The HITS network has the goal of training researchers and educators in data analysis and current trends in high-throughput (HT) experimentation and support the design and implementation of inquiry-based case studies using authentic HT data. Faculty and postdoctoral fellows devoted to the use of case studies and problem-based learning pedagogies can apply to become HITS Case Fellows.

The HITS network will train Case Fellows in the use of case studies based on HT data by using a yearly workshop. The HITS workshop will provide training to Case Fellows so that they can work in groups to create case studies based on HT approaches, authentic 'big' data sets, and analysis tools, and integrate them into their classrooms. Fellows will assess their new HT teaching tools across diverse educational settings and institutions, working with other Case Fellows and HT researchers both during the workshop and online using the QUBES hub

Case Fellows will receive a yearly stipend and support to attend two workshops. Our HITS 2022 workshop will be held, tentatively, May 23-25, 2022 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill. 

HITS 2022: Save the date! May 23-25, 2022 @ UNC Chapel Hill

For more information, download our flyer.

Faculty and postdoctoral fellows: apply here to become a HITS Case Fellow. 

You may download a copy of the survey here (opens in a new window) to review the questions.

NIBLSE RRC Newsletter

September 2021

REMINDER: Sept. 1 deadline to apply for NIBLSE-sponsored Faculty Mentoring Network on RNA-seq

NIBLSE is again partnering with QUBES to offer our third Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN). The Fall 2021 FMN will support faculty members seeking to integrate and adapt an RNA-seq analysis module in one or more of their courses. The featured resource is the updated “RNA-seq data analysis using Galaxy” resource that was refined in a NIBLSE Incubator and subsequently published in CourseSource. If you’re interested in teaching students how to perform RNA-seq computational analysis using the powerful, yet accessible, Galaxy web platform, apply before September 1. The competitive application process is open to all instructors, but spaces are limited.

And yet more FMNs!

QUBES is also hosting two more Faculty Mentoring Networks in Fall 2021 that may be of interest to NIBLSE members:

CourseSource Online4Bio: Writing FMN for online lesson manuscripts

Applications Due: September 1, 2021

Participants in this FMN will focus on publishing undergraduate life science lessons in teaching environments with online components (e.g., fully synchronous or asynchronous online courses, hybrid courses). Accepted applicants will write a lesson article manuscript, section by section, to prepare for submission to CourseSource. Topics may vary from a wide range of life science and educational disciplines (see current "Courses" available in CourseSource). As a part of the Fall 2021 CourseSource Online4Bio Writing FMN, members will participate in biweekly virtual sessions to collaborate with and support others in the network and receive mentoring.

Breathing Life (Science) into Your Math Courses

Applications Due: September 10th, 2021

The QB@CC is joining forces with BioQUEST/QUBES to work with faculty who are interested in adapting and implementing selected modules from a wide range of topics in mathematics and biology. Participating educators are encouraged to mix and match parts of modules and customize them for use in their classrooms.

Bioinformatics-related Job Opportunities

The University of San Diego (USD) Department of Biology, as part of  USD’s Horizon Project <https://www.sandiego.edu/horizon-project/>  and  a multi-year hiring plan related to thematic and mentoring clusters, invites applications for two tenure track faculty positions beginning in September 2022.  The department seeks applicants with experience in quantitative biology, broadly defined and/or inclusive pedagogy. Candidates should be prepared to teach some combination of the following courses: Biostatistics, Genetics, Microbiology, majors and non-majors introductory biology, and additional courses according to their area of interest.  The base teaching load is 3 courses (lecture or labs) per semester.

A research experience for all students is a central feature of USD’s Biology Curriculum. Integral to that aim, the successful candidate will have a robust research program that incorporates undergraduates. Candidates will participate in campus and community collaborations with interdisciplinary, pedagogical, or community engagement approaches related to one of these three broadly-defined thematic clusters*: *Climate Change & Environmental Justice, Technology & the Human Experience, Borders & Social Justice.  For further details, please click here. <https://www.sandiego.edu/cas/about/diversity-equity-inclusion/hiring.php>

Visit the USD jobs posting <https://jobs.sandiego.edu/cw/en-us/job/494595/assistant-professor-biology> to complete our online application.

Applications must be submitted by September 24, 2021 for consideration. For questions regarding the position, please contact: Sue Lowery, Professor and Chair of Biology, slowery@sandiego.edu. 619-260-4078

The Resource Review Committee

  • Bill Morgan, chair
  • Carlos Goller
  • Anya Goodman
  • Sabrina Robertson
  • Srebrenka Robic
  • Liz Ryder

NIBLSE RRC Newsletter

August 2021

Dear NIBLSE members,

Some of us may be in denial, but it’s that time of year again when course preparations for the fall semester begin in earnest! Are you – or a colleague – still searching for learning activities for your fall courses? Looking for a community to support your efforts to integrate bioinformatics into your class? Or would you like to contribute to efforts to increase and publicize the NIBLSE collection of bioinformatics learning resources? If so, read on!

Looking to integrate bioinformatics into a genetics course?

The NIBLSE Learning Resource Collection now offers dozens of resources to promote integration of bioinformatics education into life science courses, but sometimes it can be difficult to find the resource that’s just right for your class. That’s why the Resource Review Committee has begun to develop lists of suggested learning resources for specific courses. Our first list – available here – is featuring resources in the NIBLSE collection that are recommended for sophomore-level genetics courses. The list is still in development, so if you have a genetics-related bioinformatics resource that you would recommend, please send an email to the RRC chair at wmorgan@wooster.edu.

NIBLSE to host Fall 2021 Faculty Mentoring Network on RNA-seq

NIBLSE is again partnering with QUBES to offer our third Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN). The Fall 2021 FMN will support faculty members seeking to integrate and adapt an RNA-seq analysis module in one or more of their courses. The featured resource is the updated “RNA-seq data analysis using Galaxy” resource that was refined in a NIBLSE Incubator and subsequently published in CourseSource. If you’re interested in teaching students how to perform RNA-seq computational analysis using the powerful, yet accessible, Galaxy web platform, apply here before September 1. The competitive application process is open to all instructors, but spaces are limited.

More “Sequence Similarity” adaptations available 

Adaptations of NIBLSE’s most popular learning resource, on “Sequence Similarity,” are available here under the Adaptations tab in the NIBLSE Learning Resource Collection. Refined in a NIBLSE Incubator and further adapted through two NIBLSE /  QUBES Faculty Mentoring Networks, the “Sequence Similarity” resource introduces students to essential bioinformatics tools, takes them “under the hood” to examine the underlying algorithms, and includes an optional final project. The adaptations are wide-ranging in content and include an introduction to computational tools such as Bioconductor and MEGA, with content areas such as plant biology and virology. The modular format of this resource and its multiple adaptations allow it to be used in whole or in part in a wide variety of life science classes.

NIBLSE Incubators Foster Publication of Learning Resources

As we mentioned in a previous newsletter, NIBLSE incubators have demonstrated consistent success in fostering a collaborative community for the refinement of bioinformatics learning resources. Much of this success is due to the relatively small time demanded of each incubator participant, typically a couple hours per week for about six weeks. If you have developed a bioinformatics resource for use in a life science classroom that you wish to refine for broader dissemination and peer-reviewed publication – or if you are willing to help others with this refinement as a “novice” or “expert” user, please volunteer to participate in a NIBLSE Incubator by completing our brief survey here

The Resource Review Committee

Bill Morgan, chair

Carlos Goller

Anya Goodman

Sabrina Robertson

Srebrenka Robic

Liz Ryder

Hi everyone 

We're conducting a new survey of genomics concepts (related but a little different from our core bioinformatics competencies).   This is the work of a group of people from the Genomics Education Alliance.  If you teach genomics, we would appreciate your feedback.  Please go to the survey here.  Thanks for your help! Questions or comments - send to anne.rosenwald@georgetown.edu.  

The NIBLSE Learning Resource Collection and YOU! Books on shelves

August 2020

Dear NIBLSE members,

Are you – or a colleague – still searching for online activities for your fall courses? Or would you like to contribute to our efforts to increase and publicize our growing collection of bioinformatics learning activities? The NIBSLE Resource Review Committee invites you to check out the NIBLSE Learning Resource Collection. Organized around the NIBLSE Core Competencies, the collection currently has about two dozen learning resources for integrating bioinformatics instruction into undergraduate life science courses – many of which can be taught online! 

How the NIBLSE Collection can support YOU

Not familiar with the Collection? Or wish to recommend it to a fellow instructor? A good place to start is with one of the most popular and frequently adapted resources, “Sequence Similarity: An inquiry based and "under the hood" approach for incorporating molecular sequence alignment in introductory undergraduate biology courses” (Kleinschmit et al., 2019; doi:10.25334/Q4G45Z). Refined in a NIBLSE Incubator and further adapted in a QUBES Faculty Mentoring Network, this resource “integrates an introduction to web-based sequence alignment algorithms with models to facilitate student reflection and appreciation for how computational tools provide similarity output data.” The modular format of this resource and its multiple adaptations allow it to be used in whole or in part in a wide variety of life science classes.

Interested in how this and other resources in the NIBLSE Collection could be used in your introductory biology course? Recently, the Resource Review Committee has been identifying links between NIBLSE resources and OpenStax Biology 2e, a representative, open-source introductory biology textbook. As a starting point, RRC members have begun annotating the Biology 2e Table of Contents to highlight how NIBLSE learning resources can be used in an introductory biology setting. As this initiative moves forward, we encourage you to peruse this annotated contents page and give us your feedback. 

How YOU can support the NIBLSE Collection

The NIBLSE collection is the product of ongoing efforts by RRC and other NIBSLE members to curate and develop bioinformatics educational resources for life science classes. You can support these efforts by recommending a resource for inclusion, providing feedback on your use of a resource, or joining an Incubator or the RRC. Please read below and complete our brief survey here to indicate how you can help strengthen the Collection.

1. Help us further link the Resource Collection to the OpenStax Biology 2e textbook

RRC members have linked and annotated a handful of resources in the collection to OpenStax Biology 2e to serve as examples, but this work isn’t complete. We’re asking each NIBSLE member to contribute an annotation or tell us how you have used a NIBLSE learning resource. Interested? Please complete our brief survey here.

2. Participate in a NIBLSE Incubator to refine a learning resource

As detailed in our recent Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education article (available here), NIBLSE incubators have demonstrated consistent success in fostering a collaborative community for the refinement of bioinformatics learning resources. Much of this success is due to the relatively small time demanded of each incubator participant, typically a couple hours per week for about six weeks. If you have developed a bioinformatics resource for use in a life science classroom that you wish to refine and disseminate – or if you are willing to help others with this refinement, as a “novice” or “expert” user, please volunteer to participate in a NIBLSE Incubator by completing our brief survey here.

3. Join the Resource Review Committee!

Want to have an even larger impact on the development and dissemination of NIBLSE learning resources? The Resource Review Committee (RRC) is looking to add new committee members. Committee members meet online monthly, help manage NIBLSE Incubators, and make additional contributions to the development and promotion of the NIBLSE learning resource collection. If you want to learn more about the committee’s efforts, please email the RRC chair, Bill Morgan (wmorgan@wooster.edu). If you’re ready to volunteer as a RRC member, please complete our brief survey here.

Thanks for considering each of these valuable opportunities to assist in promoting the NIBLSE mission to integrate bioinformatics into life sciences education – and please share this information with interested colleagues!

The Resource Review Committee

Bill Morgan, chair

Sam Donovan

Sabrina Robertson

Liz Ryder

Bill Tapprich, NIBLSE PI

Greetings NIBLSE Colleagues,

Building on this month’s successful NIBLSE conference, the NIBLSE Resource Review Committee seeks your input on the NIBLSE Learning Resource Collection and possible topics for future NIBLSE Faculty Mentoring Networks.

To protect your valuable time, we have developed a short survey that should only take about two minutes to complete. You can access the survey form here.

Your responses will be greatly appreciated, particularly if submitted by Friday, Nov. 1.

Many thanks,

Bill Morgan on behalf of the NIBLSE Resource Review Committee

Greetings NIBLSE Colleagues,

Many of you have already registered for the 3rd NIBLSE conference, “Integration of Bioinformatics into Life Science Education: Roadmap for the Future”, but there is still room for more.  The conference will be held October 9-11, 2019 in Omaha, NE.  Information and links, including a link to the conference registration page, can be found on the NIBLSE website.  Currently, there are 40 people registered for the conference.  We still have room (and travel funding) for about 15 additional participants.  We also have plenty of openings left in the poster session.  Please help us make this a productive and exciting conference by:

  1. Registering for the conference.
  2. Making your travel arrangements (instructions are sent to each person who registers).
  3. Submitting an abstract for the poster session if you wish to present.

The deadline for making travel arrangements using NIBLSE funding is September 18 so do not delay.

We are looking forward to a productive meeting with ample opportunity to connect with colleagues.  Hope to see you in Omaha.

Greetings NIBLSE Colleagues,

We are rapidly approaching the start of the 3rd NIBLSE conference, “Integration of Bioinformatics into Life Science Education: Roadmap for the Future”.  The conference will be held October 9-11, 2019 in Omaha, NE.  Information and links, including a link to the conference registration page, can be found on the NIBLSE website.  Currently, there are 38 people registered for the conference.  We still have room (and travel funding) for about 15 additional participants.  We also have plenty of openings left in the poster session.  Please help us get this conference off to a good start by:

  1. Registering for the conference.
  2. Making your travel arrangements (instructions are sent to all who are registered).
  3. Submitting an abstract for the poster session if you wish to present.

The deadline for making travel arrangements using NIBLSE funding is September 16 so do not delay.

We are looking forward to a productive meeting with ample opportunity to connect with colleagues.  Hope to see you in Omaha.