Supercomputing in the Classroom: Transforming Biology Education

A New York Professor integrates computational tools into the classroom to revolutionize biology education

Professor Dmitry Brogun from Kingsborough Community College has revolutionized biology education by integrating computational tools into his curriculum. Utilizing ACCESS allocations on Jetstream at Indiana University, his students learn to analyze vast genomic datasets with unprecedented speed and accuracy.

By tapping into these resources, students gain practical experience in bioinformatics, mastering Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies and programming in Python or R. This hands-on approach not only enhances their understanding but also prepares them for real-world challenges in the field.

Without ACCESS resources, they would face limitations in computational power and software accessibility. Thanks to this initiative, the students are able to focus on learning rather than troubleshooting technical issues.

At the end of each semester, they showcase their findings through reports and videos, highlighting the impact of their research (available here).