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Teaching Resources

Post by danfdeblasio » Wed May 06, 2015 3:16 pm

I frequently find myself having to explain algorithms to biologists. Sometimes this means quickly (like in an hour or two) putting together a talk or lecture walking people through what are sometimes difficult concepts quickly and at a high level. I have a couple go to articles that I have found (and if I could remember where I have that list I will post more) but this is one I have found recently that is a really elegant explanation of partial order graphs for multiple sequence alignment a close enough to what I do people assume I am an expert but just far enough away I can't always explain it perfectly on the fly.

http://simpsonlab.github.io/2015/05/01/ ... nding-poa/

It would be really cool if anyone else has found any really quick and easy resources like this that we can use to teach others when we inevitably have to.
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Re: Teaching Resources

Post by pmeysman » Fri May 08, 2015 8:41 am

For organising practical session on machine learning/data mining, I've found this website to be invaluable:
https://archive.ics.uci.edu/ml/datasets.html

It contains a large number of data sets that can be immediately used for teaching purposes (including several biological ones).
Pieter Meysman
Former SC Chair (2015-2016)
Postdoc @ University of Antwerp, Belgium

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