This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled Implementing Bioinformatics in Introductory Undergraduate Biology Courses:
Exploring Microbiology, Molecular Data and Visualization
at San Diego Supercomputing Center in January 2007. 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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HIV Strain Variation in Africa
Authors          Audiences          Overview           Materials          Resources           Future Directions



Melissa Scott
San Diego City College

Ward Jones
Viterbo University

David Mirman
Mt. San Antonio College

Michael Alfieri
Viterbo University


Resources and References:

Map of Africa and HIV strain distribution:

HIV prevalence data by country: choose "countries and regions" link then choose "indicator database" link This provides a rich data set, including: HIV prevalence rates, numbers of HIV deaths, and total population for nearly all countries, also data on risk factors, drug treatment rates, etc that are not as complete (data for some countries but not others)  



- group_poster_HIV1.ppt