Call for contributions: Bioinformatics Training for Life Scientists
11 May 2012
On September 9, 2012, as a satellite meeting of the ECCB, NBIC is co-organizing a Workshop entitled: Bioinformatics Training for Life Scientists: Showcases and Challenges from tutors’ perspectives.
Everyone involved in training life scientists in bioinformatics is invited to submit an abstract for oral presentation at the workshop.
This workshop represents a platform where those involved in bioinformatics training to life scientists can meet, confront and share experiences, as well as discuss future directions and collaboration in joint efforts. Topics will include:
- Current state of the art and challenges in bioinformatics training for life scientists in the world.
- Specific challenges for those delivering bioinformatics training – organizers and teachers - and how we can address these.
- Successful showcases of teaching bioinformatics to life science researchers.
- Exchange views on the future of Bioinformatics Training, going global: building and strengthening networks of trainers, possible collaborations, international developments, and getting recognition for training efforts.
Participants can submit their contributions on one of the following topics:
- Successful showcases of face-to-face bioinformatics teaching to life science researchers
- Successful showcases of e-learning solutions for teaching bioinformatics to life science researchers
The abstracts will be reviewed by the organisers and they will be selected for oral presentation according to the relevance to the sessions, innovation and country balance.
Instructions for the abstracts submission can be found in the workshop website: http://www.eccb12.org/WS4
Submission Deadline: June 8, 2012
Author Notification: June 29, 2012
Patricia Palagi (SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Patricia.Palagi@removethis.isb-sib.ch)
Vicky Schneider (European Bioinformatics Institute, EBI, email@example.com)
Allegra Via (Dept of Physics, Sapienza University of Rome, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Celia van Gelder (Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre, NBIC, email@example.com)