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An Introduction to the R Programming Environment
02 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By K. A. Garrett1, P. D. Esker1, A. H. Sparks1
Kansas State University
An online module introducing students and biologists to R, published in American Phytopathological Society
The Ames Test
08 Jan 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nathan Goodson-Gregg, Elizabeth A. De Stasio
Introduction to the Ames Test, published as GSA Learning Resource
A Critical Guide to the UniProtKB Flat-file Format
05 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Teresa Attwood1, GOBLET Foundation
The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
This Critical Guide briefly presents the need for biological databases and for a standard format for storing and organising biological data.
A Critical Guide to the PDB
This Critical Guide in the Introduction to Bioinformatics series provides a brief outline of the Protein Data Bank – the PDB – the world’s primary repository of biological macromolecular structures.
A Critical Guide to BLAST
04 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This Critical Guide in the Introduction to Bioinformatics series provides an overview of the BLAST similarity search tool, briefly examining the underlying algorithm and its rise to popularity.
A Critical Guide to Unix
By Teresa Attwood1, GOBLET Foundation2
1. The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK 2. Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training
This Critical Guide in the Introduction to Bioinformatics series briefly introduces the Unix Operating System, and provides a subset of some of the most helpful and commonly used commands....
Bioinformatics: the Power of Computers in Biology – a Practical Guide
03 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Daniel Barker1, Heleen Plaisier2, Stevie Anne Bain1, Teresa Attwood
1. The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK 2. Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UK
This Practical Guide in the Bringing Bioinformatics into the Classroom series introduces simple bioinformatics approaches for database searching and sequence analysis.
BSL-4: Authorized Personnel Only
17 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nicole Anthony
Biological Sciences, Toronto District School Board
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science resource on the 2014 Ebola epidemic. This resource is also included in the NIBLSE Learning Resource Collection
Genome Solver: Complete Set of Lessons
23 Oct 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anne Rosenwald1, Gaurav Arora2, Vinayak Mathur3
1. Georgetown University 2. Gallaudet University 3. Cabrini University
The Genome Solver Project began as a way to teach faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics - no coding or scripting. These Lessons also work well in the undergraduate classroom, culminating with...
Using Undergraduate Molecular Biology Labs to Discover Targets of miRNAs in Humans
04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adam Idica1, Jordan Thompson1, Irene Munk Pedersen1, Pavan Kadandale1
University of California, Irvine
In this lesson, we describe an easily adaptable lab module that can be used in existing undergraduate molecular biology lab courses to conduct authentic scientific research, published in CourseSource
Using computational molecular modeling software to demonstrate how DNA mutations cause phenotypes
By Tara Phelps-Durr
This lesson is a five-week series of laboratory activities designed to help students transition from applying lower order thinking skills to the central dogma to applying higher-order thinking skills.
Teaching RNAseq at Undergraduate Institutions: A tutorial and R package from the Genome Consortium for Active Teaching
By Mark Phillip Peterson1, Jacob T Malloy2, Vincent P Buonaccorsi2, James H Marden3
1. Viterbo University 2. Juniata College 3. Pennsylvania State University
This lesson plan was created to teach RNAseq analysis as a part of GCAT-SEEK network. It is provided here, both in finished form and with the modifiable source code, to allow flexible adaptation to...
Murder by HIV? Undergraduate edition
By Naowarat (Ann) Cheeptham1, Laura B. Regassa2, Michèle I. Shuster3
1. Thompson Rivers University 2. Georgia Southern University 3. New Mexico State University
Bioinformatics case study focusing on phylogenetic tree interpretation, published in the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Making toast: Using analogies to explore concepts in bioinformatics
By Kate L. Hertweck
University of Texas at Tyler
Module using analogies to introduce students to genomics
Infectious Chocolate Joy with a Side of Poissonian Statistics: An activity connecting life science students with subtle physics concepts
By Eric T. Holland1, Greg Manley1, Tamara Chiba1, Rona Ramos1, Simon Mochrie1, Jennifer Frederick1
Lesson on what it means for biological processes to be Poissonian, published in CourseSource
Homologous chromosomes? Exploring human sex chromosomes, sex determination and sex reversal using bioinformatics approaches
By Kelsey Metzger
University of Minnesota, Rochester
In this four- part guided activity, students will learn about the structure and function of human autosomal and sex chromosomes, view and interpret gene maps, and gain familiarity with basic...
A Hands-on Introduction to Hidden Markov Models
By Tony Weisstein1, Elena Gracheva2, Zane Goodwin2, Zongtai Qi2, Wilson Leung2, Christopher D. Shaffer2, Sarah C.R. Elgin2
1. Truman State University 2. Washington University in St. Louis
A lesson in which students will understand the basic structure of an HMM, the types of data used in ab initio gene prediction, and its consequent limitations.
Genes and Civil Liberties
By Philip L. Bereano
University of Washington, Seattle
This lesson focuses on examining civil liberties issues as they relate to genetic research. Students can choose to represent an organization, real or fictional, that will report to a task force on...
For Sale: Iceland's Genetic History
03 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Oksana Hlodan
Lesson on Iceland's genetic history, published in AIBS