Bioinformatics is being introduced into the school curriculum earlier and earlier as the field matures. PLOS Computational Biology's Education section introduces a new collection, Bioinformatics: Starting Early, which is devoted to teaching bioinformatics in secondary schools.
Recognizing the need for training and education in bioinformatics and computational biology specifically targeted to biologists, PLOS Computational Biology launched its Education section in January 2006. The goals are to provide practical tutorials and background information on important computational methods used to investigate key biological questions as well as resources for training scientists at all stages of their careers.
This collection of essays from prominent workers in the field of bioinformatics relates how selected scientific, technological, economic, and even cultural threads came to influence the development of the field we know today. Collection Editor: David B. Searls is an Independent Consultant based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America.
The PLOS Computational Biology Software Section was launched in 2011 and has been steadily gathering momentum since its beginnings. Handled by our Software Editors, Software articles highlight and describe outstanding open source software of exceptional importance that has been shown to provide new biological insights, either as a part of the Software article, or published elsewhere.
This collection aims to increase the coverage of computational biology topics in Wikipedia by rewarding authors with a citable, PubMed-indexed static version of the living document on Wikipedia. All Topic Pages undergo a fully open peer-review process on the Topic Pages wiki, with the reviews and responses posted to both the static article and Wikipedia talk page on publication. The Collection Editors are Daniel Mietchen and Shoshana J. Wodak.