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Workshop on Education in

and Computational Biology

WEBCB 2009

7 Sep 2009

Discussion Session

Bruno Gaeta, Shoba Ranganathan

Tan Tin Wee, Kwoh Chee Keong

Discussion Point 1:

The Substrate

Bioinformatics for Biologists

Beyond bioinformatics appreciation

ppt/word/google users;

Beyond cut
paste bioinformaticians

Able to think computationally and informatically at an
adequate level of abstraction to solve biological

minimally understand how to read a paper
containing bioinformatics procedures.

Bioinformatics for others

Bioinformatics algorithmers

Bioinformatics programmers

Discussion Point 2:

The Product

Successful Application Users

Tool Users

Tool Developers

Independent PhD Researchers in Life

Basic level of bioinformatics competencies
dynamically defined at a level which is
challenging enough to serve biological
research well into the future.

Discussion Point 3:

Which Level?

In Schools? Polytechnic?

Thinking bio logically vs computationally?

By analogy; descriptive; inductive reasoning; patterns, reductionistic vs
by deductive reasoning, building up from first principles; abstraction,
algorithmic thinking

Undergraduate Courses:




Cross Teaching bio
background vs computing

Masters Courses: basic couirsework requirements plus
electives; projects with basic minimum standards

Bioinformatics Technicians

PhD Programmes by research, in
depth science

Benchmarking to different levels

Discussion Point 4:

Guide for Educators

Educational Philosophies for Bioinformatics

Transferrable skills

Curriculum and Syllabus at each level

Techniques come and go and come back again

Rapidly changing landscape

anticipating the future

Basic transferrable skills

thinking, basic mathematical, statistical,
computational, algorithmic

Minimum Skillsets for UG Bioinformatics

Skills for Majors

Skills for Minors

Minimum Bioinformatics Skills for Life Science Undergraduates

Bioinformatics Appreciation

Minor in bioinformatics

Power Users for Honours project

Minimum Qualifications for “trained” bioinformaticians

Discussion Point 5:

Course Organisers

Well Trained Lecturers and Instructors


audio video software material


computational and databases

Bioinformatics Core Facilities

Textbooks for theory

Practical Courses

Accreditation and Benchmarking

Discussion Point 6:


related careers:

Industry Visits and industry career

Higher Degree and academic career

Concluding Remarks of WEBCB

“Bioinformatics is Dead;
Viva la Bioinformatique

Lincoln Stein (2002)

Bioinformatics Beyond 2012?

It will become part and parcel of the system.

New Directions for the Bioinformatics?

Short term 5
10 yrs

one of the many

the Personal Genomics
challenge; environmental bioinformatics for sustainable
management of our natural resources

Synthesis or separation between bioinformatics and
computational biology? The technologists
technicians vs the

Long term

the New Biology revolution which is “old”

as an informational science.

“What is Life?” Schrodinger (1944)