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A Consortium Approach for Introducing Bioinformatics to Undergraduates
 
 
Authors          Audiences          Overview           Materials          Resources           Future Directions
 

 


Authors


Cristina Iftode
Rowan University


Toby Mapes
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College


Zhaohui Xu
Bowling Green State University


Qiang He
University of Tennessee- Knoxville


Steven Cresawn
James Madison University

 
   
 


Possible Audiences:

Biology Students
Biotechnology students
Environmental Engineering students
Computer Science students
 

 
 


Brief Overview:

  • Isolate and purify DNA from wastewater treatment biomass
    • Bacteria
    • Viruses
  • Amplify bacterial and viral DNA by PCR
  • Clone into vectors for sequencing
  • Sequencing
  • Disseminate data to consortium members for analysis
 

 
   
 


Project Materials:

NCBI BLAST
SCSD Biology Workbench
In house developed software
 

 
 


Resources and References:

BioQuest faculty
http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/PublicWorks/Sewer/wwtppg_4.php
http://www.lsic.ucla.edu/ugri/
 

 
   
 


Future Directions:

Use as pilot study to submit NSF ATE proposal