0External Review Recommendations
- don't get rid of major!
- 2-3 lectures in bioinformatics and a lab in BIOL 211/L: here is part of my genome, these are my character flaws, now what?
- there are jobs for non-algorithmic, scripting support people
- 5yr BS+MS with internships in last year or 2 years of research in someone's lab (senior yr plus mentoring year)
- Every MD will need to know bioinformatics, not a requirement now, but will be.
- No linear algebra, no calculus III
- CS through data structures, databases maybe
- Certificates for BCBio?
- Non-thesis MS
- Create an "advisory board" for the major, including representatives from local companies
- Perhaps have a range of possibilities in the major, from more computational biology to more support.
- Welch paper, a new version will be nearing completion
- Stanford had a class where 23andme analyzed genomes, and they learned how to interpret, learned ethics, etc.
- Bring in biology and genetics to help design a course -Drena
- Notion of minor is very interesting (you can do a lot with 5 courses) to biology majors!
- Administration agreement: all 1 yr of MS tuition money comes back to program (Business school model).
- Pizza and Patents biotechnology program recruited students and offered a scholarship for students (advisory board can provide).
- Need a professional recruiter, someone to manage such a program.
- UCSC has a genome browser tutorial that you can take into orientation classes.
- RET (Research Experiences for Teachers): BCBio has not been directly involved with these programs, although some faculty have.
- UCSD QBio: the incentive was people got to teach courses they are interested in.