Sharing Bioinformatics Training and Building a Region-wide Programme

  • Sheffield - 9th/10th July 2019
  • Barber House, Boardroom
  • https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/maps/barber

Accommodation for participants will be provided by Jonas Hotel

Overview

High-throughput genomic data analysis is now a defining skill in the life sciences. There is already a shortage of researchers who can bridge the gap between computational approaches to data and biological insights, and this demand is only getting stronger. Bioinformatics training is under-provisioning in the North of England, with many small Bioinformatics teams at different institutes lacking the resources to deliver a full Bioinformatics training programme.

The aims of this workshop are to understand similarities in current bioinformatics education across the region, standardise learning outcomes, and to share teaching load

Attendance of the workshop is free, and we can offer 1 nights accomodation for a small number of people. Please indicate if you would to be considered for free accomodation. Preference will be given to those currently engaged in Bioinformatics training, and to ensure equal representation of Institutes in the North of England.

Prerequisites

  • Preference will be given to current and aspiring Bioinformatics trainers in the North of England

Instructors / Facilitators

Timetable (provisional)

Tuesday 9th July

  • 10:00 - 10:30, Registration
  • 10:30 - 11:30, Introductions and workshop plan Dennis and Sarah
  • 11:30 - 12:30, Who is our audience; motivations and challenges (e.g. teaching load)
  • 12:30 - 13:30 LUNCH (provided)
  • 13:30 - 14:30 What does good training look like?
  • 14:30 - 15:30 Creating coherent curricula; writing learning outcomes, learning methods
  • 15:30 - 16:00 TEA (provided)
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Logistic and technical challenges; what do we need (and what do we have), how can we spread the teaching load, alternate modes of teaching Group Discussion
  • 17:00 Intro to day 2
  • 17:30 Wrap-up of day 1
  • Walk to accommodation at Jonas Hotel followed by group meal (self-paying)

Wednesday 10th July

  • 09:30 - 10:00, Intro to day 2, reflections on Day 1
  • 10:00 - 11:00, Practical exercise
  • 11:00 - 11:30, Coffee break
  • 11:30 - 12:30, Practical exercise continued
  • 12:30 - 13:15 LUNCH (provided)
  • 13:15 - 15:00 Breakout into groups
  • 15:00 - 15:30 Feedback on groups
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Final actions and wrap-up

Registration

Registration is closed. Please email Sheffield Bioinformatics Core for availability (bioinformatics-core@sheffield.ac.uk)