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Network for Integrating Bioinformatics into Life Sciences Education (NIBLSE): Recent Activities

Author(s): William Morgan

The College of Wooster

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Presentation on NIBLSE at the 2019 Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference

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The Network for Integrating Bioinformatics into Life Sciences Education (NIBLSE, pronounced “nibbles”) seeks to integrate bioinformatics education into undergraduate life science curricula. To this end, this NSF-funded project has established a network of educators dedicated to this vision, identified barriers to the integration process, developed a suite of community-endorsed, bioinformatics core competencies necessary for today’s life science graduates, and curated a collection of learning resources that address these competencies. Current efforts to foster bioinformatics education in undergraduate life science education include an active incubator system for nurturing learning resources, a QUBES-supported Faculty Mentoring Network for supporting educators integrating bioinformatics, and an initiative to help instructors assess their bioinformatics educational efforts. The 2nd NIBLSE Conference on Implementation and Sustainability in October 2019 will provide a forum for interested bioinformatics educators to consider how these efforts can be further deepened and sustained.


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