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Integrating Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics Education

Version 1 : Received: 7 November 2018 / Approved: 8 November 2018 / Online: 8 November 2018 (03:35:03 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 12 November 2018 / Approved: 13 November 2018 / Online: 13 November 2018 (10:22:06 CET)

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Combined awareness about the power and limitations of bioinformatics and molecular biology enables advanced research based on high-throughput data. Despite an increasing demand for scientists with a combined background in both fields, the education in dry lab and wet lab is often separated. This work describes an example of integrated education with focus on genomics and transcriptomics. Participants learn computational and molecular biology methods in the same practical course. Peer-review is applied as a teaching method to foster cooperative learning of students with heterogeneous backgrounds. Evaluation results indicate acceptance and appreciation of this approach.

Supplementary and Associated Material


sequencing technologies; NGS; genome research; genome assembly; variant calling; RNA-Seq; transcriptome assembly; bioinformatics; molecular biology; education


Biology and Life Sciences, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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