This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled Modeling in Bioinformatics at Lane Community College in October 2004. The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium is committed to the reform of undergraduate biology instruction through an emphasis on engaging students in realistic scientific practices. This approach is sometimes characterized as an inquiry driven approach and is captured in BioQUEST's three P's (problem-posing, problem-solving, and peer-persuasion). As part of this workshop groups of faculty were encouraged to initiate innovative curricular projects. We are sharing these works in progress in the hope that they will stimulate further exploration, collaboration and development. Please see the following links for additional information:

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Fundamental methods of computer science and their application to bioinformatics
Authors          Audiences          Overview           Materials          Resources           Future Directions



Jens Mache
Lewis & Clark College

Rahul Tikekar
Southern Oregon University

Daniel Wilson
Southern Oregon University

Jeff Cronk
Gonzaga University


Possible Audiences:

Anyone interested in learning about foundations of bioinformatics  


Brief Overview:

Bioinformatics is a highly interdisciplinary field. We would like to enhance communication between specialists in the various contributing fields. This project aims mainly to help non-computer scientists to understand how some fundamental and general tools in computer science are applied to biological and biostructural problems.  


Project Materials:

BIOQUEST datasets, web-based instructional tools  


Resources and References:



Future Directions:

Develop a comprehensive online resource for learning the foundations of bioinformatics  



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