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Grand challenges in bioinformatics education and training

With the increasing need for bioinformatics expertise in the life sciences, a coordinated effort is needed to proactively and critically reflect on the challenges of educating and training life scientists with the necessary skills and competencies.

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Fig. 1: Grand Challenges in bioinformatics education and training.

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We are grateful to the following individuals for their critical review of the manuscript: F. Ouellette, H. Nakamura, J. Williams, M. Arita, S. Ranganathan and T. Attwood. We thank C. Brooksbank, E. Korpelainen, G. Yadav and W. K. Yam for their support of the work described herein. This work is dedicated to the late Christian Schönbach, an author of this work, who passed away in April 2023. His input to this work is much appreciated. His contributions to science and the broader community, especially in the areas of bioinformatics and computational biology, are immense, and he will be missed.

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Conceptualization: M.D.B., R.S., B.G., P.M.P., C.W.G.v.G., P.S., H.S., S.L.M., H.Z., M.L., A.M., K.N., T.W.T., G.G., A.M.K. Writing — original draft preparation: E.B.I., M.D.B., R.S., B.G., P.M.P., C.W.G.v.G., P.S., H.S., S.L.M., H.Z., A.M.K. Writing — review and editing: E.B.I., M.D.B., R.S., B.G., P.M.P., C.W.G.v.G., P.S., H.S., S.L.M., H.Z., M.L., V.P.S., A.M., K.N., T.W.T., G.G., N.M., C.S., Y.Z., J.D.L.R., A.M.K. Project administration: E.B.I., M.D.B., R.S., A.M.K.

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Işık, E.B., Brazas, M.D., Schwartz, R. et al. Grand challenges in bioinformatics education and training. Nat Biotechnol 41, 1171–1174 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41587-023-01891-9

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