I was hoping to crowdsource ideas to help get a high school student started thinking about biology and informatics.
The student I have in mind is a gifted computer programmer, my understanding is he can already work on games requiring 3D modeling, etc. His knowledge of math and biology does not appear to be similarly advanced at the moment.
I am open to any suggestions, but I was wondering if anyone has tackled this problem or a related problem recently and what recommendations you might have.
A bit more specifically, I remember a while back Atul Butte offered a course to undergrads, I believe at Stanford, that asked them to pull down data from the 1000 genomes project, parse it, and use it to ask and answer basic questions about genetics. I just looked for this course online, but was unable to find it. If anyone has a link or the old syllabus for this course, reading through that might be enough to give me ideas as well.
Thanks very much for any guidance.