CoBE: Computational Biology Education

1.  Computational Education of M.D and M.D.-Ph.D.'s

Posted 07-25-2017 10:45
A group of us interested in computational biology education met recently at a Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) session at ISMB 2017. This session involved a number of break-out discussion groups about potential new topics for our community to consider over the coming year. One of these was improving bioinformatics education for M.D. and M.D.-Ph.D. students. With the increasing prominence of genomic and data-driven methods in biomedical discovery and the rise of genomic, personalized, and precision medicine in the clinic, we felt this was a topic where there is a need for educational expertise our community could provide. Many of us are already working on this topic in one capacity or another and felt there would be value in a more organized effort through the ISCB Education Committee.

For now, we are looking for input or for others interested in contributing to an effort. Some immediate action items arising from the meeting were:

1. Educate ourselves: We need to learn more about related efforts that can help us identify more specific ways in which we can best contribute.

2. Find allies: On a related point, we want to reach out to other groups with an interest in the topic where there might be mutual interest in collaboration to pool expertise or enhance impact.

3. Brainstorm: We are looking to identify more specific topics and mechanisms by which to get involved collectively.

If you want to be involved in this effort or have information or ideas to contribute, please respond to this message. We will look to collect comments as of Oct 1, 2017 to help us set an agenda for the next year.

Russell Schwartz
Professor of Biological Sciences and Computational Biology
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh PA

2.  RE: Computational Education of M.D and M.D.-Ph.D.'s

Posted 07-26-2017 08:48
Yes am glad to join the group.

3.  RE: Computational Education of M.D and M.D.-Ph.D.'s

Posted 07-27-2017 09:56
Yes I'm glade to join you on this group

Ayoub Ksouri

4.  RE: Computational Education of M.D and M.D.-Ph.D.'s

Posted 08-01-2017 11:29
Happy to contribute


Gabriella Rustici, PhD
Bioinformatics Training Manager

Department of Genetics
University of Cambridge
Downing Street
Cambridge CB2 3EH
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1223 333614

5.  RE: Computational Education of M.D and M.D.-Ph.D.'s

Posted 08-02-2017 09:18
I am interested to continue participating.
What wasn't clear during the BoF, is that Dennis Wang and Sarah Morgan are already running courses to train clinicians under the Genomics Education Programme for NHS in the UK. I think their experiences over that past couple of years will be insightful for other countries.
Michelle D. Brazas, Ph.D.
Senior Program Manager, Adaptive Oncology

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6.  RE: Computational Education of M.D and M.D.-Ph.D.'s

Posted 24 days ago
I would be very interested in being part of this group.
Keep me informed, please!

Uri David

Uri David Akavia
Assistant Professor
McGill University
Montreal QC

7.  RE: Computational Education of M.D and M.D.-Ph.D.'s

Posted 08-02-2017 09:59
happy to contribute, cheers