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Open Bioinformatics Education for Professional Development A modular, open education approach in Biochemistry- presented by Zareen Amtul

March 5, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 6:20 pm BST

Amid the increased demand for flexible learning experiences, especially hybrid course offerings, as well as an exponential growth in life science research data, bioinformatics has become an exciting, and popular skill set both in industry and academia. To increase students’ competencies and to get them familiarized with data science professions as well as to fulfil a substantial demand for technology use in post-secondary education, we developed an open education resource containing a set of bioinformatic exercises into a capstone course of a graduate program.

Bioinformatic exercises were designed to teach students to navigate bioinformatic databases such as UniProt, GenBank™, BRENDA, and SWISS-Model use built-in tools, and software like MEGA, and CHIMERA, algorithms, analyze data, and perform programming in R and Python. The skillsets imparted by this hybrid bioinformatic pedagogical approach are meant to empower students to be able to leverage this knowledge for their future endeavours in the bioinformatics field. The student performance in the hybrid course and survey responses overwhelmingly suggested that greater, and meaningful technology integration in teaching and learning going forward is direly needed.

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Date:
March 5, 2024
Time(Europe/London):
6:00 pm - 6:20 pm
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Event Website
https://ctl2.uwindsor.ca/openlearning/workshops/5/

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https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KgfJ8CGYQCCYjDMb16q1iQ
Language
English
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yes

Location

University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario Canada
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