GOBLET Bioinformatics Training Best Practices Workshop

Monday, November 16, 2015
University of Cape Town Medical School, Cape Town, 7935, South Africa

The Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training (GOBLET), together with H3ABioNet, will be running a Best practices in Bioinformatics Training workshop in Cape Town from 16-17 November 2015. The first day will cover aspects of teaching, and the second day will be a workshop to discuss bioinformatics curricula, course materials, trainer recognition, etc.

This 'Train-the-Trainer' course is designed for anyone who currently or plans to teach bioinformatics either in universities as part of a degree programmes or as short specialised courses. The workshop will be held in the Dumo Baqwa room, Barnard Fuller Building, University of Cape Town Medical School, Anzio Road Observatory.

Audience: 'First time' trainers or those with no formal teaching on how to train, and bioinformatics trainers who wish to hone their skills.

Aims: i) to provide practical tips and guidance for delivery and development of bioinformatics training solutions; ii) to discuss ongoing training community efforts for training sustainability, curriculum development and core competencies, and trainer recognition.

Trainers/facilitators

  • Gabriella Rustici: University of Cambridge, UK
  • Sarah Morgan: European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
  • Cath Brooksbank: European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
  • Nicky Mulder: University of Cape Town, ZA
  • Pedro Fernandes: Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, PT
  • Fran Lewitter: Whitehead Institute, USA
  • Celia van Gelder: ELIXIR Training Program, NL
  • Michelle Brazas: Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, CA
  • Patricia Palagi: Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, CH

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