This session introduces bioinformatics using a case study of pathogenic bacterial identification ...
This session introduces bioinformatics using a case study of pathogenic bacterial identification via a Howard Hughes Medical Institute's virtual lab and NCBI web database searches. Another goal is to get the students thinking, writing and talking about the impact of the human genome project. Our students do the exercise independently coming together in the laboratory to present and discuss their findings--this feature makes the exercise feasible for large or small classes with limited laboratory computer resources. The sub-theme of this session is the use of virtual laboratories (vlabs) re-enforcing scientific concepts and methods to supplement lectures, tutorials or "wet" labs.
- Material Type:
- Activities and Labs
- Case Study
- Lesson Plans
- Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE)
- Anne L. Cordon
- Donna Messersmith