Introducing the Symposium

Date: Tuesday May 26th 2009, 9am - 5pm
Venue: North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Hamner Conference Center, Congressional Room
Directions: Directions to the NCBC


The Symposium will focus on educational technology and resources for Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Genetics, Functional Genomics, etc. Our goal is to provide a forum for researchers, educators, and students to meet, discuss and exchange ideas. Topics include:

  • Educational Animation and Simulation
  • Cold Spring Harbor's Dolan DNA Learning Center
  • R and Bioconductor in the Classroom
  • Science and Technology Education as part of DOE's mission
  • Educational technology in Distance Education

Confirmed Speakers

  • Cheryl Kerfeld (DOE Joint Genome Institute, Director of Education Dept.)
  • Bruce Nash (Dolan DNA Learning Center, Assistant Director for Science)
  • Vincent Carey (Harvard Medical School, Associate Professor of Medicine and Biostatistics)
  • Malcolm Campbell (Davidson College, Director of James G. Martin Genomics Program)
  • Tom Miller (North Carolina State University, Vice-Provost of DELTA)


[ Proceedings Booklet]

9:00 - 9:05: Introductory Remarks and Welcome

9:05-9:50: Teaching the analysis of genome-scale data using R and Bioconductor: Software, documents, and experiments [Slides]
Vincent J. Carey, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School / Brigham and Women's Hospital

9:50-10:20: Bioinformatics in Motion: Animations for teaching Bioinformatics [Animations ] [Slides]
Leif Saul, Ph.D.
University of Colorado

Steffen Heber, Ph.D.
North Carolina State University

10:20-10:45: Cofee Break

10:45-11:30: CSHL: Tools to Teach Biology in the Genome Age [Slides]
Bruce Nash
Dolan DNA Learning Center

11:30-2:00: Lunch and Poster Session

2:00-2:45: The Joint Genome Institute's Microbial Genome Annotation Program for Undergraduates [Slides]
Cheryl A. Kerfeld, M.A., Ph.D.
DOE Joint Genome Institute

2:45-3:00: Cofee Break

3:00-3:45: The Full Spectrum of Online Tools: From Synthetic Biology Research to Introductory Biology [Slides]
A. Malcolm Campbell, Ph.D.
Davidson College

3:45-4:15: NCSU DELTA: Educational Technology in Distance Education [Slides]
Tom Miller, Ph.D.
North Carolina State University

4:15-4:20: Concluding Remarks

4:20-5:00: Social and Open Discussion

Call for Posters

Participants are invited to submit posters describing recent projects involving Teaching and Education in the Life Sciences. Accepted posters will be presented during a poster session, and poster abstracts (submit here) will be published in the symposium proceedings. Presenters will receive an honorarium of $100 dollars to offset expenses.