Revised Schedule as of June 10, 2013

Emory Campus Map showing our conference locations: Dorm, Whitehead, SOM, and DUC in upper center and WH and MSC in the lower left.


Monday   June 10, 2013

8 am BQ Breakfast  School of Medicine (James B Williams Medical Education Building) #1020 on Campus Map   SOM Atrium

9 am – Welcome and Challenge  Pat Marsteller, Emory University – SOM 190


9:30 – Ten Years After Using Data in the Classroom Kristin Jenkins, UW-Madison – SOM 190

10:30 – Break

11 am – 12:00 pm Using Problem Spaces – Zachary Batz, University of Maine and Ethel Stanley, BioQUEST- SOM 190

12:00 – 1:30 BQ Lunch  SOM Atrium

1:30 – 3:30 Extending a Problem Space – SOM 190

Example: HIV

Example: West Nile Virus



3:30 – Break
4 – Group investigations (form groups)
5:30 BQ Dinner  SOM Atrium


Tuesday June 11, 2013   BioQUEST Faculty Workshop

8 am BQ Breakfast Dorm Lobby
9 am Problem Space Drafts: Group Consults – Dorm

10 am Group work Dorm
12-1:30 pm BQ Lunch Dorm


1:30 Democratizing Data in Citizen Science   John R. Jungck, University of Delaware Whitehead #1941 on Campus Map Auditorium


2:30 Group work (wrap up) Dorm


5:00 Dinner with HHMI QB  Cox Hall #3210 on Campus Map  Cox Ballroom


We did get outside on our way to the Cox Hall dinner and the first participant groups presentations! (Pat even poses by delphiniums… with two lurkers slightly behind.)

6:00 – 8:00 Powerpoint Poster Session BioQUEST Faculty Workshop (Quantitative Biology Conference participants welcome!) Cox Ballroom

Group posters include a section on data and quantitative reasoning skills used in exploring the problem space.

Wednesday June 12, 2013 HHMI Quantitative Biology

BQ participants should plan to post comments about the resources, projects, or insights from the Quantitative Biology sessions. It would be great to learn how individuals and groups plan to incorporate these in classroom modules or within proposals.

7:30 -8:30 am Breakfast  White Hall #1380 on Campus Map (WH) Lobby



8:30 am QB Conference Fostering Figuring and Fascination: Engagement in Aesthetic Appreciation of Biology and Mathematics – John R. Jungck, University of Delaware WH 205

9:30 am – 11:00 am  QB Panel Overview of Session Workshops  Math and Science Building #1131 on Campus Map (MSC) E 208

11:30 pm  Lunch  MSC Atrium


1:30 – 3:30 pm QB Session A

1. Case-IT – Mark Bergland & Karen Klyczek, University of Wisconsin – River Falls  MSC W 501

2. MathBench – Kaci Thompson and Kären Nelson, University of Maryland  MSC W 502

4:00 pm  BQ Participants Meet in the Main Floor Lounge  Dorm

    • Reviewing the Schedule and Final Project Groups
    • Dine In or Dine Out –  Emory Village and Emory Point

Thursday June 13, 2013 HHMI Quantitative Biology


Sharing a few van der Waals equations for protein folding.

8:00 – 8:45 am Breakfast  School of Medicine (James B Williams Medical Education Building) #1020 on Campus Map   SOM Atrium
9 – 11:00 am Session B Workshops


1. Crowdsourcing Games for  Biological Research–  Pravin Muthu, Emory University  MSC W 501


2. Searching for New Antibiotics Using Digital Images of Infected Worms [Cell Profiler] – Mark-Anthony Bray, Imaging Platform, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard  SOM 313

3. Quantifying the Flu (ppt)– Pat Marsteller & Drew Kohlhorst, Emory MSC W 502


Participant Groups

Links to datasets:

DASL (pronounced “dazzle”) is an online library of datafiles and stories that illustrate the use of basic statistics methods. Stories are classified according to statistical methods and major topics of interest. Mostly medical or epidemiological datasets. Includes the Titanic survival data set. The data are mostly in R format, although some are in excel. Frank Harrell, Vanderbilt Medical Center.

11:30 am Lunch MSC Atrium
1:00 – 3:00 pm Session C Workshops

1. ESTEEM: Excel Simulations and Tools,  Tony Weisstein, Truman University MSC W 501

2.  Molecular Malaria: Plasmodium Problem Space – Sam Donovan, University of Pittsburgh MSC W 502


3. Shaping the Future of the PKAL Atlanta Regional Network –  Panel Discussion led by Pamela Gore, Georgia Perimeter College  MSC E 208

3:30-4:30 pm HHMI QB Poster Session; Dobbs University Center #1010 on the Campus Map  (DUC) Winship Ballroom

5:00 Dinner  Dine Out – Emory Village and Emory Point

Tornado warning in Atlanta creates just in time bonding in the womens bathroom for BioQUEST participants on Thursday night!

Tornado warning in Atlanta provides special bonding time for BioQUEST and Quantitative Biology participants in the womens bathroom on Thursday night!

Friday June 14, 2013

8:30 am Breakfast  MSC Atrium
9 – 11:00 am QB Session D

1.  Be the Match: Excel Simulation for Exploring HLA Donors   – Claudia Neuhauser, University of Minnesota Rochester   SOM 313

2.  Gapminder – Drew Kohlhorst, Emory University and Ethel Stanley, BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium  MSC W 501 & MSC W 502

Emma Commercial (recommended for sharing with colleagues)

Correlation does not mean causation!  Gapminder helps students explore data and increase their data literacy. They can ask questions and refine them.

Gapminder Group Work:

3. PULSE Fellows Moving from Vision to Change – Nitya Jacob, Oxford College; Judy Awong-Taylor, Georgia Gwinnett College and Karen Klyczek, UW – River Falls  MSC E 208

11:00 – 12:30 pm Lunch  MSC Atrium


12:45 pm – 2:15 pm   Group Work Dorm or QB Keynote –Putting It All Together: An Integrated View of Life Science Curriculum  Lou Gross, NIMBioS, University of Tennessee MSC E 208  


2:45 pm – 5:00 pm Group work Dorm
5:00 BQ Dinner  Dorm

Whisper bench on the Emory campus.

Whisper bench on the Emory campus.

6:30 – 8:30 pm Group work  Dorm

June 15, 2013 Saturday   BioQUEST Faculty Workshop

8 am BQ Breakfast  Dorm
9 am Project Presentations  SOM 178

This year’s BQ participant projects focus on the use of problem spaces, data, quantitative reasoning, and global STEM resources. 

11:15 am  Workshop Evaluations  Dorm Lobby