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Tags: C1. Role of bioinformatics

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C1. Explain the role of computation and data mining in addressing hypothesis-driven and hypothesis-generating questions within the life sciences. Life sciences students should have a clear understanding of the role computing and data mining play in modern biology. Given a traditional hypothesis-driven research question, students should have ideas about what types of data and software exist that could help them answer the question quickly and efficiently. They should also appreciate that mining large datasets can generate novel hypotheses to be tested in the lab or field.

  • Compare and contrast computer-based research with wet-lab research.
  • Explain the role of computation in finding genes, detecting the function of protein domains, and inferring protein function.
  • Describe the role of various databases in identifying potential gene targets for drug development.

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  1. Wolf Sheep Predation Simulation Exercise

    05 Jun 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Liz Ryder

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    This resource is an exercise to introduce students to agent-based modeling of biological systems through working with a simple existing model.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/29/?v=2

  2. Exploring HIV Evolution

    05 Jun 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Sam S Donovan1, Tony Weisstein2

    1. University of Pittsburgh 2. Truman State University

    In this activity you will study aspects of sequence evolution by working with a set of HIV sequence data from 15 different subjects (Markham, et al., 1998). You will first learn about the dataset,...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/24/?v=2

  3. Exploring HIV Evolution

    05 Aug 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Sam S Donovan1, Tony Weisstein2

    1. University of Pittsburgh 2. Truman State University

    In this activity you will study aspects of sequence evolution by working with a set of HIV sequence data from 15 different subjects (Markham, et al., 1998). You will first learn about the dataset,...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/24/?v=1

  4. Wolf Sheep Predation Simulation Exercise

    03 Aug 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Liz Ryder

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    This resource is an exercise to introduce students to agent-based modeling of biological systems through working with a simple existing model.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/29/?v=1