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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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A key learning objective in biology is applying bioinformatics tools to test a real-life question. These inquiry-based modules have students assemble and align data, and construct simple phylogenies using the program MEGA, to test evolutionary hypotheses.
phylogenetics, bioinformatics, FASTA, NCBI, BLAST, multiple sequence alignment, CourseSource, Zika virus, MEGA, alcohol metabolism, Lab, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Activity Length, 1 Hour, C4. Bioinformatics tools, C5. Data retrieval, Incubated at NIBLSE
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Following the Sequence Similarity exercises by Kleinschmit, et al., this tutorial will guide students in using the Bioconductor suite of R packages to likewise compute sequence similarity.
bioinformatics, sequencing, NIBLSE, multiple sequence alignment, Bioconductor, Introductory, Lab, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Activity Length, 1 Hour, C2. Computational concepts, C4. Bioinformatics tools, C5. Data retrieval, Adapted at NIBLSE
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This laboratory module, published on CourseSource, leads introductory biology students in the exploration of a basic set of bioinformatics concepts and tools.
phylogenetics, bioinformatics, sequencing, FASTA, NCBI, NIBLSE, algorithms, incubators, BLAST, multiple sequence alignment, CourseSource, phylogram, Zika virus, Introductory, Lab, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, Less than 1 hour, C1. Role of bioinformatics, C2. Computational concepts, C4. Bioinformatics tools, Incubated at NIBLSE
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This laboratory module, published on CourseSource, leads introductory biology students in the exploration of a basic set of bioinformatics concepts and tools.
phylogenetics, bioinformatics, sequencing, FASTA, NCBI, NIBLSE, algorithms, BLAST, multiple sequence alignment, CourseSource, phylogram, percent identity matrix, Introductory, Lab, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Activity Length, More than 1 hour, C2. Computational concepts, C4. Bioinformatics tools, C5. Data retrieval, C8. Data types, Adapted at NIBLSE
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The video walks the students to complete Module 1 and 2 on Sequence Similarly and Alignment adapted from Tapprich (2019) and Hudson Alpha that teaches these modules within the context of the SARS-COVID 2 virus.
bioinformatics, sequencing, FASTA, NCBI, NIBLSE, algorithms, BLAST, multiple sequence alignment, CourseSource, Introductory, Lab, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Activity Length, More than 1 hour, C2. Computational concepts, C4. Bioinformatics tools, C5. Data retrieval, C8. Data types, Incubated at NIBLSE
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