By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- A new study on Applied Bioinformatics is now available. According to news reporting originating from Budapest, Hungary, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The number of bioinformatics tools and resources that support molecular and cell biology approaches is continuously expanding. Moreover, systems and network biology analyses are accompanied more and more by integrated bioinformatics methods."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Eotvos Lorand University, "Traditional information-centered university teaching methods often fail, as (1) it is impossible to cover all existing approaches in the frame of a single course, and (2) a large segment of the current bioinformation can become obsolete in a few years. Signaling network offers an excellent example for teaching bioinformatics resources and tools, as it is both focused and complex at the same time. Here, we present an outline of a university bioinformatics course with four sample practices to demonstrate how signaling network studies can integrate biochemistry, genetics, cell biology and network sciences. We show that several bioinformatics resources and tools, as well as important concepts and current trends, can also be integrated to signaling network studies. The research-type hands-on experiences we show enable the students to improve key competences such as team-working, creative and critical thinking and problem solving. Our classroom course curriculum can be re-formulated as an e-learning material or applied as a part of a specific training course."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The multi-disciplinary approach and the mosaic setup of the course have the additional benefit to support the advanced teaching of talented students."
For more information on this research see: Teaching the bioinformatics of signaling networks: an integrated approach to facilitate multi-disciplinary learning. Briefings in Bioinformatics, 2013;14(5):618-632. Briefings in Bioinformatics can be contacted at: Oxford Univ Press, Great Clarendon St, Oxford OX2 6DP, England. (Oxford University Press - www.oup.com/; Briefings in Bioinformatics - bib.oxfordjournals.org)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting T. Korcsmaros, Eotvos Lorand Univ, Dept. of Genet, H-1117 Budapest, Hungary. Additional authors for this research include Z.A. Dunai, T. Vellai and P. Csermely.
Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Hungary, Budapest, Applied Bioinformatics
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