Genomics Education Partnership

a nationwide collaboration of 150+ institutions that integrates active learning into the undergraduate curriculum through Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) centered in bioinformatics and genomics

Upcoming Events

GEP Alumni Pre-Workshop 2021

June 7 – June 11 | 2-3p (CDT)

GEP Alumni Workshop 2021

June 12 – June 13 | 10a – 4:30p (CDT)

Summer 2021 New Member Training

Session 1: June 14 – June 25
Session 2: July 12 – July 23
Session 3: July 26 – August 6
2-3:30p (CDT) each weekday

GEP Education Research Workshop

June 28 – July 2 | 2 hrs/day (time TBD)

Research Projects

close up of Drosophila ananassae fly

F Element

In this project, GEP students produce coding region and transcription start site annotations for F element genes in D. ananassae, D. bipectinata, D. kikkawai, and D. takahashii, as well as for genes in a euchromatic reference region derived from the Muller D element.

front facing close up of a parasitoid wasp

Parasitoid Wasps

In this GEP project, students annotate venom encoding genes from three species of parasitoid wasps that infect D. melanogaster. The gene models generated in this project will allow us to investigate the evolution of venom proteins and to better characterize the proteins for follow up functional studies.

close up side view of Drosophila grimshawi fly


In this GEP project, we use network analysis approaches to better understand the evolution and function of biological pathways. The Pathways Project is currently focused on annotating genes within the insulin signaling pathway across the Drosophila genus.