As a previous discussion thread mentioned, there was a Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) session at ISMB 2017 with a number of breakout discussion groups about computational biology education. Our group focused on the needs and challenges of teaching computational biology at smaller institutions that are largely undergraduate focused. In particular, we identified the following common challenges.
In response to this conversation we have created a discussion group that you can join by visiting the link below. Please join if you are interested in similar topics or want to meet others that teach computational biology at smaller institutions. Other comments or suggests are welcome either on that discussion forum or as responses to this post. To facilitate planning please respond by October 1, 2017.