This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled Mammalian Bioinformatics at Jackson Laboratory in November 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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Going Green: Using GFP to Investigate Bioinformatics
Authors          Audiences          Overview           Materials          Resources           Future Directions



Susan Cronin
Immaculata University

Luci Levesque
Capital Area Technical Center

Jon Connolly
Husson College

Mary Elizabeth Jones
Immaculata University


Possible Audiences:

Secondary education class in biotechnology High school teacher education programs Undergraduate study: Majors & Non-Majors Student investigations and research Application of math and software for: Data analysis and Algorithms  


Brief Overview:

Develop a teaching strategy utilizing GFP for the purpose of investigating the realm of bioinformatics  


Project Materials:

Introduction to GFP including what it is as well as its importance & relevance to biology Background Curricular Materials: Examples of handouts and assignments Examples of student work: Project Examples Open research questions  


Resources and References:

References and links to background information: NCBI, Biology Workbench, Protein Explorer, Swiss PDB Viewer  


Future Directions:

To Be Determined  



- GoGreen.ppt