Faculty Development Workshop: Designing a bioinformatics program and address the gaps in curriculum

Bioinformatics is one of those astounding emerging fields that has brought about a great paradigm shift helping scientific teams and research groups to find technological breakthroughs. Also, to consider that we are yet to unfold many more mysteries about the human body, and the rich biodiversity that surrounds us, the effect of different scenarios that we encounter living on earth or maybe space.

With recent advances in various technologies, computer science, and obviously data science biomedical researchers are now able to understand and unveil biological complexities with a lot of confidence. Data is becoming more & more important for every Biologist, Researcher, Scientist, and Faculty or Educator to now be aware of and a part of this transformation of BIOLOGY AS DATA SCIENCE.  

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With the ongoing transformation, data-driven approaches and Bioinformatics are now widely accepted and used in analyzing data from High-Throughput experiments. Some of the popular and widely used  technologies and Diseases specialization areas are listed below: 

This is not a comprehensive list of fields as the application of bioinformatics now involves all the fields which are related to the study of living organisms, pathways, and addressing biomedical challenges including life-threatening diseases, or the molecules consumed by these living organisms to treat a condition. This "data" is growing every day because of the contribution of the Research labs, Pharmaceutical Companies, and Government organizations around the globe. One of the challenges that are quite obvious is to be able to find, understand and access the publicly available information that is spread across thousands of repositories and databases. 

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To enable Faculty with their research & introducing project-driven research training to students we are excited to announce a workshop on “Designing a bioinformatics program to address the gaps in curriculum and prepare students for employment”.

This workshop is designed to develop collaboration to bridge the gap between traditional and modern research approaches. This specialization session is designed for instructors/educators & Faculty from Universities, Research Institutions, Companies & other organizations to help their students prepare for skills in demand with the recent advances in technology. 

Topics 

In this workshop, Omics Logic curriculum developers and program coordinators will: 

  • Demonstrate the Basic & Specialization tracks on Bioinformatics & Data Science 
  • Industry-focused training examples & case studies 
  • Review of the Omicslogic Training Materials & Resouces, 
  • A hands-on overview of the relevant topics, courses, and projects relevant to the Biomedical and Bioinformatics Industry. 

Support from our curriculum design and program implementation team 

Our Team at Pine Biotech specializes in bioinformatics and big data project-driven curriculums that integrate with the university's Curricula helping students take advantage of the resources, working with industry experts to develop cutting-edge research projects and data analysis skills sets. These collaborative specialized training prepare the students and researchers for industrial and academic jobs and internships. 

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Platforms & Resources that will be utilized for this workshop:

We would also introduce the faculty to various resources they will be able to gain access to

Omics Logic Portal:

OmicsLogic is a program that embeds data-driven concepts into biological projects, spanning the student learning journey from observer to participant in research. This journey begins with identifying an interesting biological research problem or question that can be answered with data, continues with the collection and organization of data, and concludes with students interpreting and drawing conclusions about the data. Explore more by visiting the portal at - https://learn.omicslogic.com/

Coding tutorials in bioinformatics:

Biomedical and other scientific problems using -omics data could be addressed using R and python programming languages which could be effectively used to learn about various elements of data science. We would be digging deep & get hands-on experience using R and Python using the biomedical data for understanding precision medicine.                  

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Big Data Analysis platform for processing, analysis, and integration of Omics data 

The T-BioInfo platform is built to help prepare biologists and clinicians for the large multi-omics datasets they have to deal with on their own without relying on technical support to set up computational environments and pipelines for processing. The simple to use solution can help train and prepare anyone with a biological dataset for advanced computational analysis, visualization, and annotation. To learn more or try the T-BioInfo platform, register for a free demo account and connect with one of our representatives.

Projects that highlight challenges and opportunities in this field     

We at Omicslogic have put together example projects from various specialization areas to help understand the workflow of a Research project using the T-Bioinfo Server. A few of the example projects are enlisted below -

   

We are excited to invite you for the 2-day “Omics Research Symposium” on August 21-22, 2021 which is focused on “The changing role of bioinformatics in research, industry, and education” and how “Data and Life Sciences: is getting involved and making an impact”. 

The symposium will be accompanied by a poster session and competition awarding prizes and giving a stage to students, faculty, and research teams to present their work and get expert feedback. 

             

We will to share with you case studies and effective strategies that have been used by universities in the US, Africa, and India to introduce bioinformatics to non-bioinformatics and non-engineering students. Also, to support research projects from faculty and students 

The Symposium registration ($10 only) includes:

  • Free poster submission for the Omics Research Symposium competition
  • 1-month access to the OmicsLogic Portal for asynchronous training
  • 1-month demo account to T-BioInfo Server
  • Workshop and 30-minute private session with a program and curriculum consultant.

Register yourself now to get all the updates on the symposium

 

                                                                REGISTER HERE FOR THE SYMPOSIUM

 

You can find the schedule of the Omics Research Symposium here, visit -

https://edu.omicslogic.com/omics-research-symposium-schedule