Genomics Education Partnership


  • Faculty/TA Workshop
    January 3-8, 2016
  • Faculty/TA Workshop
    June 5-10, 2016
  • Faculty Alumni Workshop
    June 16-19, 2016
  • Faculty Alumni Workshop
    July 23-26, 2016


Community Forum


  • GEP Program Director:
    Sarah C. R. Elgin
  • Technical Director:
    Chris Shaffer
  • Chief Technical / Teaching Assistant:
    Wilson Leung


About GEP

The goal of the Genomics Education Partnership is to provide opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in genomics research. GEP is a collaboration between a growing number of primarily undergraduate institutions and the Biology Dept and Genome Center of Washington University in St. Louis. Participating undergraduates learn to take raw sequence data to high quality finished sequence, and to annotate genes and other features, leading to analysis of a question in genomics and research publication. GEP organizes research projects and provides training/collaboration workshops for PUI faculty and teaching assistants.

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Current Projects

Sequence Tally

Total bases finished to high quality: 7,615,693

Student Quotes

"I seriously think this should be the model for all biology courses."



  • Leung, W. et al. 2015, G3. 5(5):719-40. Drosophila Muller F Elements Maintain a Distinct Set of Genomic Properties Over 40 Million Years of Evolution
  • Lopatto, D. et al. 2014, CBE Life Sci Educ. 13(4):711-23. A central support system can facilitate implementation and sustainability of a Classroom-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) in Genomics
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