Metagenome annotation using a distributed grid of undergraduate students

PLoS Biol. 2008 Nov 25;6(11):e296. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060296.


The Annotathon is a novel bioinformatics teaching environment, where undergraduate students join in a community annotation effort. Besides being a rewarding educational tool, it holds the added promise of potentially useful scientific findings.

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology / education*
  • Humans
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Sequence Analysis, Protein
  • Students
  • Teaching / methods*