This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled Structural Bioinformatics at Midwestern Instructional Technology Center 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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Undergraduate Exercises with Trp Cage
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Jennifer Inlow
Indiana State University

Larry Merkle
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Chet Fornari
DePauw University

Paula Evans
DePauw University


Possible Audiences:

college instructors undergraduate students  


Brief Overview:

We have suggested some questions and hypotheses that instructors can present to students to get them started on investigating the Trp cage problem space. We suggest analysis tools for investigating each of the questions and present some data we generated as we investigated each question and formed a hypthesis.  



- BioQuestTrpCage_Jan15_2005.ppt