Twelve students participated in a new project-based bioinformatics course organized by Dr. Kim Mix and collaborator Elia Brodsky from Pine Biotech in Spring 2018. Students gained theoretical knowledge and practical methods to extract meaningful information from genomics and transcriptomics data. Working in teams, students conducted research projects on patient derived xenograft (PDX) models, immune responses in cancer, and precision medicine. The course culminated in a final poster session on May 3 showcasing the work of the students and highlighting new opportunities for incorporating bioinformatics into the curriculum at Loyola. Dr. Mix will present this collaborative model for bioinformatics education at the 26th Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology later this summer.