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Revamping the curriculum

Education Achievements

Revamping the curriculum

Our program is essentially mature and we have demonstrated that many of our educational concepts have been successfully applied to the interdisciplinary education of our students. Nevertheless we continue to add new components to our courses. Last year we began the process of revamping part of our curriculum to give students in the program greater exposure, including hands on experience with computational skills sets that expand their computational repertoire. This year we continued teaching them programming in R. They used that ability analyze transcriptome-wide data sets. In addition we introduced them to Linux and to cloud computing, in recognition of the fact that the increasingly large datasets in genomics will require these skills.