A Curricular Bioinformatics Approach to Teaching Undergraduates to Analyze Metagenomic Datasets Using R

  title={A Curricular Bioinformatics Approach to Teaching Undergraduates to Analyze Metagenomic Datasets Using R},
  author={Anne E. Kruchten},
  journal={Frontiers in Microbiology},
Biologists with bioinformatic skills will be better prepared for the job market, but relatively few biology programs require bioinformatics courses. Inclusion in the curriculum may be hindered by several barriers, including lack of faculty expertise, student resistance to computational work, and few examples in the pedagogical literature. An 8-week wet-lab and in silico research experience for undergraduates was implemented. Students performed DNA purification and metagenomics analysis to… 

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