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Using Microarray Technology to Explore Problems in Systems Biology.
Authors          Audiences          Overview           Materials          Resources           Future Directions



Brian Davis

J. Douglas Welsh
Princeton UNiversity


Possible Audiences:

undergraduates and graduates in biology or bioinformatics, educators in HS and undergraduate institutions and home schoolers  


Brief Overview

Questions to ask: What are the differences at the molecular level between cancer cells and normal cells? What are the differences in gene expression between cancer cells and normal cells? Can you guess at the functions of genes and cellular processes that might differ between cancer cells and normal cells? Are there any differences at the molecular level between different cancer cells?  


Project Materials

1) Cluster and TreeView software, manual and test data file 2) Original paper that describes Cluster and TreeView 3) Microarray data file from National Cancer Institute 4) GeneMAPP and MAPPFinder  


Resources and References

DNA Microarray Methodology - Animation

GenMAPP and MAPPFinder

Microarray Data Sources - NCI

Microarray Data Sources - Pittsburgh

Download Cluster and TreeView Software

Magic Microarray Genome Imaging and Clustering Website



Future Directions




- MicroarrayTechnology.ppt
- Cancer.ppt
- ExperimentalDesign.ppt
- AnExample.ppt
- Overview.ppt
- Eisen_1998.pdf
- Orig_yeast_data.txt
- Cluster_Instructions.txt
- Cluster.ppt