This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled ASM/BioQUEST Bioinformatics Institute at American Society for Microbiology in March 2008. 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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Incorporating inquiry using bioinformatics across the biology curriculum
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Angela Ghrist
Scott Community College

Augustana College


Possible Audiences:

faculty teaching undergraduate biology courses  


Brief Overview:

Various bioinformatics activities were strategically/developmentally incorporated into biology courses culminating in an advanced senior level inquiry experience.  



- finalbioquestproject1.pdf