This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled BioQUEST Summer Workshop 2007 at Beloit College in June 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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Donít Kiss a Chicken in Cairo or Human and Avian Influenza Virus Hemagglutinin 5 Protein Phylogeny
Authors          Audiences          Overview           Materials          Resources           Future Directions



Linda Weinland
Edison College

Brian White
University of Massachusetts

Christine Tuaillon
Nassau Community College


Possible Audiences:

High School Introductory College  


Brief Overview:

A poster about the phylogeny of H5 influenza strains in 2007. Interestingly, the human strains cluster with the local bird strains - indicating possible multiple bird to human passage.  


Future Directions:

Phylogeny of different years and different strains.