This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled Bioinformatics Education Dissemination: Reaching Out, Connecting, and Knitting-together at Grand Valley State University in July 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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Visually Demonstrating the Principles of Protein Folding
Authors          Audiences          Overview           Materials          Resources           Future Directions



O. McClung
Nebraska Wesleyan University

Jeffrey Schwehm
Lakeland College

Greg Wolffe
Grand Valley State University


Possible Audiences:

High School and Lower Level Undergraduates Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry and General Education Science  


Brief Overview:

To demonstrate the principles of secondary structure formation  


Project Materials:

Prediction and Visualization Tool Select Peptide/Protein Sequences  


Resources and References:



Future Directions:




- Visually_Demonstrating_the_Principles_of_Protein_Folding.ppt