Bioinformatics Education—Perspectives and Challenges out of Africa

  title={Bioinformatics Education—Perspectives and Challenges out of Africa},
  author={{\"O}zlem Tastan Bishop and Ezekiel F. Adebiyi and Ahmed Mansour Alzohairy and Dean B. Everett and Kais Ghedira and Amel Ghouila and Judit Kumuthini and Nicola J. Mulder and Sumir Panji and Hugh Patterton},
  journal={Briefings in Bioinformatics},
  pages={355 - 364}
The discipline of bioinformatics has developed rapidly since the complete sequencing of the first genomes in the 1990s. The development of many high-throughput techniques during the last decades has ensured that bioinformatics has grown into a discipline that overlaps with, and is required for, the modern practice of virtually every field in the life sciences. This has placed a scientific premium on the availability of skilled bioinformaticians, a qualification that is extremely scarce on the… 

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