Molecular CaseNet is ...

  • A community of educators and scholars developing and using Molecular Case Studies (MCS), promoting exploration of the molecular basis of biological phenomena, understanding real world problems, and developing solutions at the interface of biology and chemistry.
  • Molecular Case Studies can help introduce students (and teachers) to molecular visualization and analysis, and engage them in using authentic research data from open access biological databases, and mainstream bioinformatics tools. Each case is modular, interdisciplinary, adaptable to different curricular contexts, and completes at least one Molecular Case Study cycle. Explore examples.

How to connect with Molecular CaseNet?

  • Browse through the Molecular CaseNet website to access molecular case studies for free
  • To develop new case studies or share adaptations
    • Join a Molecular CaseNet Cohort - write to Shuchi Dutta.
    • Join an QUBES Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN) or a Biome working group.

Why connect with Molecular CaseNet?

Educator Benefits:
  • Free access to MCS (this is an OER)
  • Opportunities to engage students in exploring molecular structures from the Protein Data Bank (PDB) and a variety of open access data resources
  • Connect with a community of educators developing and using molecular case studies and participation in Professional Development
Student Benefits:
  • Introduction to authentic data resources
  • Opportunities to experience the scientific method (including the possibility to collaboratively author molecular case studies for submission to Molecular CaseNet)
  • Engaging and real-world examples of concepts and skills learned in biology, chemistry, and other disciplines

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Shuchismita Dutta

RCSB Protein Data Bank, Rutgers University







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