Barcoding Bioinformatics Part I

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This three-part series will take you through the bioinformatics of DNA barcoding using the DNA Subway Blue Line (https://dnasubway.cyverse.org/). Bioinformatics – the data science of biology – is crucial to understanding life. By using computers and software, we can analyze biological data and gain insights that are not possible with other tools. DNA barcoding allows us to take a DNA sample (e.g. from an organism, food) and identify the species it came from. We will follow along using the DNA Subway to create a project and analyze data in an example experiment.


  • High School (US Grades 9-12)
  • Undergraduate Biology Students
  • High School Educators
  • Undergraduate Educators

Duration: 57 minutes, 46 seconds

Website: https://dnasubway.cyverse.org/

Student worksheets/packet:

Instructor worksheets/packet:

  • Email: williams@cshl.edu for access
  • Barcoding Bioinformatics Part I (Instructor Handout)
  • Using DNA Subway to Analyze DNA Barcoding Sequences (Instructor Handout)


  • March 20, 2020 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.(EST)
  • Presenter: Jason Williams, DNA Learning Center