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This is a completed Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN). FMNs are sustained, immersive, community-based professional development opportunities for faculty. FMNs support the adaptation and implementation of materials and/or instructional approaches in their classrooms. Learn more about FMNs.

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Bring Bioinformatics to Your Biology Classroom

Using bioinformatics strategies to solve biology problems in introductory courses

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Goals

  • integrate bioinformatics exercises into introductory biology classrooms
  • introduce students to essential, and critically important bioinformatics concepts and competencies including tools and algorithms that accomplish multiple sequence alignment, BLAST, and generation of distance trees (phylograms)

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This exercise leads upper level biology majors in an inquiry-based excursion to determine how similar the signaling molecule, myostatin, is between humans and mice, using a basic set of bioinformatics tools and concepts.
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06.19.2019
This laboratory module is a modification of the original published on CourseSource with a focus on plant biology. In the final activity, students conduct a BLAST to compare histone protein sequences between Arabidopsis, moss and yeast.
phylogenetics, bioinformatics, sequencing, FASTA, NCBI, plant biology, NIBLSE, algorithms, incubators, Plant and Fungal Evolution, BLAST, multiple sequence alignment, CourseSource, phylogram, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Advanced, Majors, More than 1 hour, C1. Role of bioinformatics, C2. Computational concepts, C4. Bioinformatics tools, C5. Data retrieval, C8. Data types, Incubated at NIBLSE
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05.29.2019
This adaptation of the sequence similarity resource provides biology students with a basic set of bioinformatics concepts and tools. These concepts and tools are used to explore relationships between Ebola virus strains.
phylogenetics, bioinformatics, Ebola, sequencing, FASTA, NCBI, NIBLSE, algorithms, incubators, BLAST, multiple sequence alignment, CourseSource, phylogram, introductory, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Advanced, Majors, More than 1 hour, C2. Computational concepts, C4. Bioinformatics tools, C5. Data retrieval, C8. Data types, Adapted at NIBLSE
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05.16.2019