Helping Students Discover Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

Covering the Matrial

Active Learning

1. Students read and access real data using an internet-connected computer.

John Kogoy (’03) reads text and consults internet database.


2. Challenge students to think continuously


3. Students use the same databases researchers use.
(e.g. SGD, Expression Connection, Genome Browser, DIP, Protein Data Bank, etc.)

4. Nurture students capacity to think creatively.

Web Resources (The Genomics Place)

1. Methods Explained for those with limited exposure to molecular methods. (e.g. Capillary Electrophoresis)

2. Structures Available (e.g. human leptin)

Megan Shafer (’03) wearing 3D goggles for viewing proteins.
StereoEyes (about $500 each)

ComWeb device for image distribution.


3. Sequences available for copy and paste into BLAST (e.g. Mycobacterium DNA)

This is the 98 base pair portion of IS6110 that was sequenced and you should use to
perform a BLAST search:



4. Links to online databases, resources and investigators’ labs.



GCAT Home Page

Genomics Course

Biology Home Page

College Home Page search

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