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Following the Data - PowerPoint Addition to Module
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2020-01-10 21:29:24 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Darlene Panvini | doi:10.25334/731M-8788
This PowerPoint presentation guides instructors and students through the key background information for the module.
Data is the New Science - Modified and combined with Following the Data Module
2020-01-10 20:52:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Darlene Panvini | doi:10.25334/RN01-VX30
In this module, students will be introduced to some emerging biodiversity data resources. They will be asked to think critically about the strengths and utility of these data resources and apply what they have learned to research a question.
BLAST Exercises for Analyzing Cloning Results
2020-01-10 01:47:33 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Erin R. Morris | doi:10.25334/YY9D-4W75
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. These activities have modified Lesson 1: Introduction to Genome Solver.
Databases: A Study of Influenza
2020-01-09 21:35:48 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Selene Nikaido | doi:10.25334/Z8VP-G378
This lesson introduces the student to the Influenza Research Database. Students will select Influenza genome sequences to see how they are related. Students tests hypotheses about evolutionary ideas involving reassortment in Influenza.
Introduction to Genome Annotation
2020-01-09 21:32:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Selene Nikaido | doi:10.25334/2ANZ-SV60
This exercise is an adaptation of the Annotation Lesson by Rosenwald et al. It introduces the use of bioinformatics tools to extract information from genome databases. It is a basic lesson on genome annotation databases.
2020-01-08 04:30:57 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Shawna Reed | doi:10.25334/JX5K-4E39
Genome Solver modules were combined to make one project for students using tools within NCBI BLAST to explore phylogenetics and horizontal gene transfer from phage to Chlamydia.
Developing Quantitative Skills Using HHMI BioInteractive Resources
2020-01-03 13:24:38 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Robin Bulleri, Kristine Grayson, Melissa Csikari | doi:10.25334/GW48-XB61
A workshop on using HHMI BioInteractive data activities to teach science content and quantitative skills
Testing hypotheses about the role of wildfire in structuring avian communities
2019-12-19 17:02:45 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lesley Bulluck | doi:10.25334/R2S1-4S62
This module assesses the role of wildfire in the eastern US and its impact on bird communities using NEON bird survey data from pre- and post- a major wildfire in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GRSM) in November 2016.
Biodiversity research using digitized, internet-based natural history collections
2019-12-17 19:26:39 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kaitlin Stack Whitney | doi:10.25334/RSKN-MQ83
Collections based research is a critical tool for organismal biology and biodiversity research. Yet natural history collections have a complicated past. This multi-class module examines the origins, problems, and current uses of collections.
An Introduction to Biodiversity Databases and Specimen Images
2019-12-04 19:33:58 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Amanda Fisher | doi:10.25334/1NCG-T718
In this module, students will be introduced to some biodiversity data resources and how to search for and download herbarium specimen images. They will be asked to think critically about the strengths and utility of these data resources.
Neochromosomes: Creating transcriptional units with yeast Golden Gate assembly
2019-10-29 14:18:59 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Eric Cooper | doi:10.25334/3J95-S075
This resource is a series of protocols using the yeast Golden Gate (yGG) method as developed by Neta Agmon and Leslie Mitchell in Jef Boeke’s lab to assemble a functional yeast gene with protein-coding and regulatory sequences.
A Curious Display
2019-10-28 16:56:17 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Margaret Waterman, Brandon Call, Sandi Connelly, Kristin Jenkins, Sam Catherine Johnston, Vedham Karpakakunjaram, Viet Le, Hayley Orndorf, Melissa Skyer, Barbara Spiecker | doi:10.25334/979W-CY69
Case study on genetically modified organisms
Introduction to Data Management and Metadata using NEON aquatic macroinvertebrate data
2019-09-30 14:46:25 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kaitlin Stack Whitney | doi:10.25334/SJX1-F373
This lesson focuses on understanding metadata, the data about the data, using aquatic macroinvertebrate abundance and species information from a variety of NEON sampling locations.
REMNet Tutorial, R Part 5: Normalizing Microbiome Data in R 5.2.19
2019-08-28 17:54:52 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jessica Joyner | doi:10.25334/M13H-XT81
Video on normalizing microbiome data from the Research Experiences in Microbiomes Network
REMNet Tutorial, R Part 4: Creating Taxa Plots in R 5.2.19
2019-08-28 17:51:38 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jessica Joyner | doi:10.25334/X2ZY-P855
Video on making taxa bar plots in R from the Research Experiences in Microbiomes Network
Examining human impacts on tusk evolution in elephants using authentic research data using Serenity
2019-07-13 18:23:55 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kaitlin Bonner | doi:10.25334/D87T-FS18
In this activity students explore and analyze real, authentic research data paired with HHMI’s “Selection for Tuskless Elephants” video in a hands-on investigation of human impacts on elephant evolution using the R-Shiny App, Serenity.
Does Organelle Shape Matter? Exploring Cell Shape through the Allen Cell Explorer and High-content Microscopy Datasets
2019-06-12 18:36:07 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Carlos Christopher Goller, Kaitlyn Casimo | doi:10.25334/Q4RB3R
The morphology and localization of structures inside the cell are often assumed to fit the ideal images found in biology textbooks. This interrupted case study using high-throughput microscopy data from the Allen Institute addresses this...
2019-06-11 18:02:00 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): James Burton Deemy | doi:10.25334/Q4W462
In this exercise students work in groups to design an agroecosystem to feed a Mars Colony while accounting for space and energy transfer limitations.
2019-06-11 17:09:07 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): James Burton Deemy | doi:10.25334/Q40T8N
This is an exercise in island biogeography that allows students to reconstruct splits in the evolutionary history of several hypothetical frog species.
A Fun Introductory Command Line Exercise: Next Generation Sequencing Quality Analysis with Emoji!
2019-06-07 20:09:22 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Rachael St. Jacques, Max Maza, Sabrina Robertson, Guoqing Lu, Andrew Lonsdale, Ray A Enke | doi:10.25334/Q4D172
This resource is a fun computer-based intro to command line programming. The activity takes FASTQ NGS data files and runs a fun program called FASTQE.
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