Next-Generation Education: Incorporating Bioinformatics into Biological Science Education
Stavroula Koulocheri, A.
Department of Biological Chemistry, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, NKUA, Greece
Dr. Stavroula Koulocheri, A., Department of Biological Chemistry, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, NKUA, Greece.
Keywords: Bioinformatics; Undergraduate Course Design; Interdisciplinary Curriculum; Problem-Based Learning; Biomedical Sciences
Bioinformatics is rapidly becoming an integral part of the biological sciences and is considered an essential research tool over the last few years. The ability to search and extract information from large databases has continually become of great importance to various aspects of biomedical sciences. It is important that undergraduates be exposed to the available information and procedures. Broadening the undergraduate biological sciences curricula with data-mining exercises is a perfect way to expose the students to the existing databases and tools in an integrated manner, thus taking advantage of this plethora of biological information.
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