Project Based Courses in Bioinformatics are lacking in many universities, schools and industry certification programs, creating a gap between theoretical knowledge and practical skills. OmicsLogic programs are designed to address this gap and provide a practical, hands-on curriculum to train biologists, clinicians and students to utilize bioinformatics methods to analyze data from high impact publications in oncology, neuroscience, agriculture and biotech.
During the recent OmicsLogic Specialization program focused on Precision Oncology, a number of students, faculty and researchers joined our online weekly sessions to review some of the hallmarks of oncology in the context of next generation sequencing data. During this time, participants completed online courses and projects on the edu.t-bio.info portal and applied their understanding in practical sessions using the T-BioInfo bioinformatics platform. The sessions utilized omics data analyzed for patient stratification, diagnostics, treatment selection and research in oncology.
Projects included the study of Patient-derived xenograft models of human tumors, which demonstrates the impact of microenvironment on tumor growth, Modeling Precision Medicine, where we learn about classification and feature selection for precision diagnostics, and others. Participants also learned from online courses that cover the basics of NGS data analysis, such as Genomics or Transcriptomics. One of the participants shared his feedback on the courses he completed:
Pine Biotech has done a great job putting together concise, informative, project based courses around bioinformatic topics. They also have a pipeline to analyze data that seems robust and comprehensive for almost any type of bioinformatic analysis. I say this as a scientist and an educator.