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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Introductory Course in Bioinformatics
Authors          Audiences          Overview           Materials          Resources           Future Directions



Mary Ann Wagner
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Asit Saha
Central State University


Possible Audiences:

Biology, Math, Computer Science Faculty  


Brief Overview:

We have developed an introductory bioinformatics course which will be team taught and draw from the expertise in math, computer science and biology.  


Project Materials:

Powerpoint file  


Resources and References:

Resoruces are provided within the powerpoint file.  


Future Directions:

We welcome comments and suggestions to make this course truly interdisciplinary, so that we can offer a comprehensive bioinformatics experience to our students.  



- Introductory course in Bioinformatics.ppt
- project2.ppt