Barriers to integration of bioinformatics into undergraduate life sciences education

Today’s biology students need to be trained to work with large datasets, meaning that mathematics, statistics and computer science should regularly be integrated into their biology courses. Williams et al. carried out a survey to determine the extent to which this occurs. Although 95% of respondents agree that bioinformatics training is important, 60% do not teach courses with substantial bioinformatics content. The most common reason cited is lack of faculty training. This manuscript lists several training opportunities and also a link to a website where faculty can find these resources. (Summary by Mary Williams)  bioRxiv