For Educators

As educators, we seek to empower our students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. For fields involving science and development, success now requires a level of computational proficiency never before seen in these disciplines. Data collection techniques and technologies continually become faster and more powerful, and scientists must be computational experts in order to produce results for data-intensive fields of study.

We have a variety of tools that will let you learn the skills you need to do data-intensive science in the most timely manner possible.

DNA Subway

DNA Subway makes high-level genome analysis broadly available to students and educators, and provides easy access to the types of data and informatics tools that drive modern biology. Using the intuitive metaphor of a subway map, DNA Subway organizes research-grade bioinformatics analysis tools into logical workflows and presents them in an appealing interface. By “riding” different lines users can:

  • Predict and annotate genes in up to 150,000 base pairs of DNA sequence (Red Line).
  • Prospect entire plant genomes for related genes and sequences (Yellow Line).
  • Determine sequence relationships, view phylogenetic trees, and analyze "DNA barcodes" (Blue Line).
  • Analyze RNA-Seq data for differential expression (Green Line).

Learn about teaching DNA Subway to high school students here and a PDF about DNA Subway on the wiki here.


You can reserve a portion of Atmosphere's cloud resources for classes or workshops. Have your students run identical analyses in identical environments. Instructors must request the reservation.

CyVerse Wiki

CyVerse wiki is a repository of educational material created by and for the community. CyVerse users, as well as CyVerse staff, contribute to information stored on the wiki. Through the dashboard and search functions, you can find information on the wide variety of capabilities CyVerse enables. Learn more about the CyVerse wiki here

Learning Center The CyVerse Learning Center is a beta release of our learning materials in the popular “Read the Docs” formatting. CyVerse offers an interconnected series of platforms, tools and services. These guides will help you navigate the top-level user platforms.