Online Gaming in Bioinformatics: The ‘Fun’ Model to Online Bioinformatics Education
Benjamin Good, Senior Staff Scientist, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute.
Dr. Good’s research focuses on games with a purpose in crowdsourcing biological knowledge. To this end, his research has contributed to the development of a suite of interactive video games that allow for play, learning and contributions to science: genegames.org. Dr. Good spoke on online games for bioinformatics and how they can (or cannot) be used to teach bioinformatics at WEB 2014 at ISMB 2014.