This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled Bioinformatics in Biology Education: Working with Sequence, Structure and Function at Oklahoma City Community College in January 2005. 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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Integrating genomics in teaching metabolism
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Michael McInerney
University of Oklahoma

William Kelly
Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Jason Johnson
Southwestern Oklahoma State University


Possible Audiences:

undergraduates in microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry  


Brief Overview:

Use team-based learning to provide an intensive experience in how to recontruct pathways from biochemical and genomic data  


Project Materials:

literature on mutations and their effects on physiology genome web sites like KEGG, JGI etc.  


Resources and References:

Systems biology model repository  



- McInerney1.ppt
- Teamlearningx.ppt
- Teamlearning.ppt